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Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

Posted on: January 3, 2012 4:09 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

After spending 2011 in the Yankees' farm system, former Mariners and Cubs right-hander Carlos Silva has signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox, the team announced on Tuesday.

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Silva was one of 12 players signed to minor-league contracts. The team also signed eight other pitchers -- Rich Hill, Brandon Duckworth, Will Inman, Doug Mathis, Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone, Jesse Carlson, Charlie Haeger and Justin Thomas. The team also announce it had signed shortstop Pedro Ciriaco and utility man Nate Spears.

Silva is really the only reason we're writing this (despite my love of knuckleballers like Haeger), as Silva's had success in the past and the Red Sox are hoping to get lucky with him (kind of like the Yankees did with Freddie Garcia and Bartolo Colon). Silva, 32, went 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA at Double-A and Triple-A with the Yankees last season after being released by the Cubs. Chicago had acquired him in a swap of bad contracts after the 2009 season, sending Milton Bradley to Seattle. He had a nice bounce-back season in 2010, going 10-6 with a 4.22 ERA, but had a disastrous spring training and was released at the end of March.

Hill, 31, had Tommy John surgery in June after nine scoreless outings out of the bullpen for the Red Sox in 2011. The left-hander pitched for the Red Sox in 2010, as well. His best season came in 2007, when he went 11-7 with a 3.92 ERA for the Cubs.

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DEX_MORGAN
Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:22 pm
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

I`m sure Carlos will be disappointed to learn the 2012 Red Sawx clubhouse pre & during game spread strictly prohibits chicken wings and beers.  No matter, like so many other overpaid bums(ex Milton Bradley, The Big Z ect) Silva made his $ in a huge Cubs contract and is no slumming around the minor leagues until he`s in retirement. If the Red Sawx are hoping to "get lucky" with that group of bums it would be sign Silva up for that Biggest Loser show.  Taking ex-Cubs pitchers(Silva, Hill...anyone) is never a good strategy.


lookmingto
Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:29 pm
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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 1:28 pm
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

Ah, another losing season?  90 wins is a losing season?

And I was shocked to when I found out MLB players drink beer on their days off.  Can you believe it?  What is this world coming to?  SHEESH!

You're a clown.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:56 am
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

CoolAre you guys blind another loser you picked up,did you have to take your cans back to sign this guy?? this is gonna be anther losing season. oh by the way pitching staff gave up the M-T, beer cans to sign him.thank them.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 6:14 am
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

I'd like to see good old Brandon Duckworth ("Quack, Quack!") make the rotation, break out, and help the Sox get to the WS. Then have Duckworth and his "Duck Pond" cough up the deciding game to the Phils, the team that drafted him and let him go lol.



Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 4:23 am
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

Mariner fans still have nightmares about him. He was possibly the worst signing of the Bavasi era, and there were a lot of bad decisions in that era.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

Good old Charlie "Whiplash" Silva is back! I'd love to see him make the squad, partly because that would mean the Beantowners' rotation is so awful that they need him. There might be a correction brewing in Boston. Either that, or the front office will be inspired to spend $250 million on two new starters in 2013.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Red Sox sign Carlos Silva to minor-league deal

He didn't really have a bounce back season in 2010.  He had an unbelievable first 2 months of the season (8-0 with an ERA under 3.00 through mid-June), then realized he is Carlos Silva and reverted to form going 2-6 with an ERA over 5 for the remainder of the season.  Nobody saw that 8-0 start coming, but given he has had basically 2 good months out of the last 4 years, Boston would be wise to expect very little.  Honestly, the thought of Carlos Silva pitching in the AL East is pretty scary.


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