MLB.com is reporting that the Seattle Mariners have in fact signed free agent pitcher Carlos Silva to a 4-year, $44 million dollar contract. The 28 year old pitcher has a career record of 55-46 with a career ERA of 4.31, and has proven to be a solid innings eater. He pitched six or more innings in 24 of his 33 starts last season.
Of the few free agent pitchers the Mets were rumored to be interested in, I liked Carlos Silva the best. Mostly because he is younger than Livan Hernandez and Bartolo Colon, but also because he has more upside and has won some big games for the Twins over the years.
I definitely like Carlos Silva better than Kyle Lohse who is rumored to have an offer on the table from the Mets.
Am I alone in saying that I think I would rather have Mike Pelfrey pitch an entire season, rather than take on a guy like Lohse for four years, or Livan for three years? Is Kyle Lohse or Livan Hernandez worth $40 million dollars more than Pelfrey? Believe me, I’m no big Pelfrey fan, but why throw good money after bad?