Nationals and Yankees Among Teams Scouting Carlos Silva

According to a report from Bruce Levine, numerous scouts, including three from the Washington Nationals, were on hand Saturday to see Carlos Silva face the Reds. According to Levine, the Yankees are following all of Silva’s outings. Silva had success under Larry Rothschild, who is now the Yankees’ pitching coach, last season.

Carlos Silva turned in his best performance of the spring Saturday. Silva completed five innings of work and allowed four runs on five hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Silva gave up a pair of home run, a double and a triple but retired the Reds in order in three of the five innings.

Carlos Silva is slated to make $11.5 million this season … the Cubs are responsible for $6 million of his salary. The Cubs and Silva have a mutual option for 2012 worth $12 million that includes a $2 million buyout.

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  • Denio

    Must be something in the water on the east coast…

  • GaryLeeT

    Is free is too high of an asking price for Silva?

    • Ripsnorter1

      If you are the Yankees, and D-E-S-P-A-R-A-T-E, like they are, they might even be stupid enough to pay for this loser. The handbook says he weighs 280 lbs, but I have him pegged at 320.


      [You watch–Jim Clueless will pay part of his salary, and send along nine top prospects for a washed up Andrew Jones].

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      • paulcatanese

        Like Ive said everytime his name comes up, Hi Ho Silva,,,,, Away.

  • Mark

    Please! Take him NY……Can you imagine feeding him and Bartolo Colon….MUCHOS GORDOS!!! Burritos and chimichangas galor! Rothschild can ruin him too.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Rothschild is probably the one lobbying for him. I wish him much success . . . .

  • Patrick_Schaefer

    Silva has sucked all spring unless he is phenomenal the rest of spring nobody is going to trade for him, they might wait until he is released, either way the cubs will most likely have to eat alot of salary.

  • Patrick_Schaefer

    Neil, I had to log in using facebook disqus pops up I fill in my info and it doesn’t say wrong username or password, I login and it doesn’t log me in, I tried several times, since they change the way you login for disqus i haven’t been able to login

    • Neil

      Patrick, which browser are you using?

      • Patrick_Schaefer

        that’s weird I’ve used IE the whole time and it suddenly didn’t work for me but FireFox is working thanks Neil.

        • GrantJones7

          Its been happening or me too

          • Neil

            Hey guys, I just emailed Disqus. Everything is fine on my end, I’m trying to find out if something was changed on theirs.

            Thanks for everyone’s patience.

  • Baron_S

    11.5 million

    this donkey buffoon Hendry still has a job despite being and imbecile of the highest proportions …. and incompetant ignoramu that makes Isiah Thomas look like Stephen Hawking..

    It should give hope to all — if he can keep his job, so can we all

    • The Maven

      Don’t sugar coat it Baron, tell us how you really feel!

    • Richard Hood

      11.5 million was from the Mariners not from Hendry. JH actually made money when he traded Milton Bradley for him. Not a Hendry fan please don’t make me defend him again.

  • Tony

    Silva sucked it up last ST, and Rothschild worked his “magic” and got Silva to be good for a few months. He must think he can do it again, and make it last longer.

    Silva is only owed $6.5M in 2011 from the Cubs and $2M for a buyout in 2012. A team trading for him can expect to have to pay, maybe half of 2011 and the buyout for 2012. A team like the Yankees, that is middle relief money, no big deal!

  • Ripsnorter1

    I was dismayed to hear Zonk say that Koyie Hill’s job is a lock. Max Ramirez is nothing I want on the ML level at C, but Castillo can hit the ball and field as well or better than Hill. Idontgetit.

    Fernando Perez–why? Oh, he’s got speed. Yes, but he cannot get on base. You cannot steal first base. Lastings Milledge–the Cubs didn’t want him, and you watch, he gets 300+ AB for the Sox and pulls a Johnny Gomes on us–hits some taters and drives in 50-65 runs off the bench.

    • cubtex

      I agree on Koyie Hill but Lastings Milledge???

    • JedMosley

      You and Aaron need to give up on the whole Milledge thing, there are so many more things to talk about, it’s getting old.

  • Neil

    Cubs eyeing Michael Young

    • Richard Hood

      Is that an actual source ? That has been speculated all since Feb but I can’t see the Cubs taking on a 3 year contract. It just does not make sense.

      • Neil

        The original source of the report is from the Boston Globe. I just put up a report about the rumor, I am with you I do not see them taking on the money.

        Mick Gillispie (during Friday’s broadcast) brought up Michael Young and said that Ken Rosenthal reported Young added the Cubs to his list of teams he would accept a trade to.

        Just like any rumor, take it for what it is worth.

  • BosephHeyden

    Larry’s skills work on pitchers already coming from a different system where he doesn’t have to be the guy teaching them all the basics. It is why he’s a great fit for the Yankees. The Yankees getting Silva is a move that should work out for them as long as they don’t give him any more than a fifth starter’s spot.