The Free Agent Front, Part Two
Several teams are sniffing around free agent pitcher Carlos Silva.
Yesterday, we started our free agent discussion with the first half of the American League. Today, let’s look at the rest of the Junior Circuit.
Bartolo Colon: He’ll likely have to settle for a one-year deal and prove he’s healthy. Possible takers include Oakland, the Mets (although that’s a long shot) and the Cardinals (who have a good history in helping revitalize these types of pitchers, Mark Mulder notwithstanding). One thing is certain: don’t expect the Halos to re-sign the oversized Colon, who served up too many gopher balls in the rare times he was able to actually pitch last season.
Carlos Silva: Of Seattle, the Dodgers, KC and Arizona, whichever teams don’t land Hiroki Kurado will likely make a play for Silva. He’s looking for four years for $40 million, so that will probably eliminate the Royals, unless he lowers that price. Silva did a great job keeping the ball in the park last year, leading to a nice rebound after his horrible 2006 campaign.
Roger Clemens: Could this finally be the end of the line for the Rocket, expected to work in a suit for the