Yanks Sign Carlos SilvaPosted: April 9, 2011
Via Jon Heyman and RAB, the Yankees have signed Carlos Silva to what is believed to be a minor league deal. Silva was with the Cubs for Spring Training, but when he didn’t make the team and Chicago wanted to option him to Triple A Iowa, he refused and asked for a release. Apparently, when he was first released, the Yanks had no interest in him, but I guess that changed. I’m sure Larry Rothschild, his pitching coach in Chicago, had some say in the matter.
The only reason I think this isn’t an awful move is because the Cubs have to pay him the entire contract of $11.5 million while the Yanks only have to pay him the league minimum. Silva has shown that he can pitch well and eat innings. He is a sinker-baller who gets a lot of ground balls and pitches to contact. I don’t like his attitude and I don’t like his work ethic, two things that have burnt every bridge he’s ever built with a team. This is a depth move, however, so for the little impact it will probably have on the team, I don’t mind.