Scouting Report on Silva
“His best quality is his durability. He has the ability to go deep into a game and take the ball every fifth day.
Carlos Silva belongs in the National League.”
He goes on further to say,
“We recommend that a team invest $12M over three years for Silva. Obviously, we’re realists when it comes to the operation of the market and the certain irrational behavior of some teams, so expect Silva to get something along the lines of $32M over four years.”
Obviously there is a stark difference between a scout’s valuation and the market’s. How quickly would YOU sign Silva to a 3-year/$12M deal?
Pagliarulo also suggests that the Diamondbacks and Rockies appear to be good matches for Silva’s style. Whether either of those teams will get involved in the free agent market remains to be seen — they generally stay on the fringe and target low-level FAs. But, the D’Backs will likely be losing Livan Hernandez, and Silva would slip right in to eat up those innings left behind.
Let’s hope that AZ stays out of the bidding as expected, and that the Mets can pick up Silva — at the scout’s price.