Wednesday, December 19, 2007

M's give 4-year deal toCarlos Silva

According to Jim Street, The Seattle Mariners and free-agent SP Carlos Silva have agreed on terms to a 4-year $44 million dollar deal. Just last year, the Twins were skeptical to give Silva a 1-year deal for $4 million. In his career, Silva has had sucess against the AL West, posting an overall 16-8 record with a 3.48 ERA. Silva is an innings eater.. thats it. He strikes out very few and had a 'career' year in '07. I think that the Mariners will end up regretting this deal within the next few years. I'm glad Omar stayed far away from Silva. Paying $11 million per year for an 'innings eater' would not have been a smart move by Mr. Minaya. Meanwhile, there has been a few more signings today...

  • According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Post-Gazelle, the Phillies have agreed on terms with former Detroit Tiger, SP Chad Durbin. Last year, Durbin went 8-7 with a 4.32 ERA. No big deal really.
  • Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports, is reporting that the Royals have signed free-agent reliever, Ron Mahay. The Braves will receive a compensatory pick for the signing. Mahay turned down three-year deals from other clubs to accept a higher average salary from the Royals, sources said. He split last season with the Rangers and Braves, going a combined 3-0 with a save and 2.55 ERA in 67 innings.