How do you sell Silva?
Hypothetically, let’s say that the M’s hire you to be the GM next season and you can’t resign because they’ve got a bunch of really, really cute kittens they’re holding hostage or something. And your orders are to get rid of Silva and his Silva-sized contract.
What’s your pitch to other teams?
“He’s bound to regress up to the mean.”
“It’s not the worst contract for a back-of-the-rotation guy.”
“If you put him in a big park with a great defense he’d do much better.”
“He used to be friends with Santana.”
What do you say?