Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 18, 2009

Shocker: Mariners trading Carlos Silva for Milton Bradley

You got the Silva… you got the gelt…

The Seattle Mariners have found a way to get rid of one of their last lingering problems. According to major-league sources, the club is on the verge of trading Carlos Silva, who still has two years remaining on the four-year, $48 million contract given him by former general manager Bill Bavasi before the 2008 season, to the Cubs in exchange for outfielder Milton Bradley.

The District Attorney Posted: December 18, 2009 at 05:43 PM | 205 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, mariners

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 3 of 3 pages  < 1 2 3
   201. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: December 19, 2009 at 04:44 PM (#3417574)
What is the batting practice pitcher, 1.1? The lefty version 1.2? Does the bullpen catcher get 0.6?
Heh.
While I didn't have an explicit point in posting the CHONE estimates, I'll note the obvious:
* it likes Silva more than most of us (and, in fact, we shouldn't rule out the possibility of his being useful, if not good)
and
* the replacement level (as assumed here - reasonably, I think) isn't very high.
   202. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: December 19, 2009 at 04:55 PM (#3417582)
Silva will benefit from being new to the opposition and what has been a fairly solid Cubs defense. But come mid-season it's likely the homers will begin to fly.
   203. SteveM. Posted: December 19, 2009 at 04:59 PM (#3417585)
Harvey, I will be dollars to donuts Silva is long gone by midseason. They will give him a month while Lilly is out, and after that, his fat ass may join millions of Americans in the unemployment line.
   204. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: December 19, 2009 at 05:27 PM (#3417613)
As a Brewer fan, I am pleased there is one less better than average player on the Cubs roster. Less talent makes it harder to win.

You go Jim! Attack that talent base!
   205. McCoy Posted: December 19, 2009 at 05:32 PM (#3417618)
Harvey, I will be dollars to donuts Silva is long gone by midseason. They will give him a month while Lilly is out, and after that, his fat ass may join millions of Americans in the unemployment line.

I always wondered how that would work. Are contracted employees entitled to unemployment checks once the contract runs out? I think I read somewhere that they don't but I'm not really sure.
Page 3 of 3 pages  < 1 2 3

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 20 November 2017: Sheriff’s official suspended 10 days over Cubs World Series sneak-in
(848 - 1:02pm, Nov 24)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogMLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015
(1 - 1:00pm, Nov 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT - November* 2017 College Football thread
(200 - 12:52pm, Nov 24)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogOrtiz: Plea to consider 'character' alters Hall of Fame vote | Jose de Jesus Ortiz | stltoday.com
(13 - 12:46pm, Nov 24)
Last: dog poop god

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-24-2017
(6 - 12:35pm, Nov 24)
Last: fra paolo

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(50 - 12:33pm, Nov 24)
Last: Booey

NewsblogWho, me?! Why your team's next closer will probably be a total surprise -- even to him
(4 - 12:30pm, Nov 24)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogFavorite Thanksgiving recipes from MLB | MLB.com
(7 - 11:28am, Nov 24)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogA Discussion of WAR Wherein I Ardently Attempt to Avoid any WAR-Related Puns | Sports-Reference.com
(62 - 10:30am, Nov 24)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogHall makes room for an "idiot" on the ballot
(27 - 9:53am, Nov 24)
Last: dlf

NewsblogJoe Morgan Wants To Keep Steroid Cheats Out Of Baseball Hall Of Fame | MLB | NESN.com
(182 - 9:41am, Nov 24)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogChambliss Ready to Part With Bat and Ball That Sent Yankees to World Series
(36 - 8:50am, Nov 24)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Gonfalon CubsLooking to next year
(204 - 7:01pm, Nov 23)
Last: Meatwad in mourning

NewsblogFinding the best spot for Giancarlo Stanton
(12 - 4:18pm, Nov 23)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSources: MLB hammers Atlanta Braves, declaring 12 minor league players free agents
(95 - 3:55pm, Nov 23)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

Page rendered in 0.2999 seconds
47 querie(s) executed