December 18, 2009

So long Silva!

Wow the Mariners have done the impossible. They've unloaded Carlos Silva's ridiculous contract AND waistline.

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 deal, which could be announced later today, brings the Mariners an outfielder who has been involved in controversy throughout his career, but also has been an extremely productive player as recently as 2008. That year, with the Texas Ranger, Bradley hit .321, third-best in the American League, and led the league with a .436 on-base percentage. He hit 22 homers, drove in 77 runs, and made the American League All-Star team.

Cliff Lee and now you get rid of Carlos Silva? I hear the Mariners bandwagon starting to warm up.

1 comment:

  1. If the Mariners had just given Silva away they would have been ahead. Getting Bradley is a throwaway. He doesn't work out? Nothing lost. Looks like more salary opens up, too.