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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
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   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.
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