Good news, everyone

DMZ · September 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

“I know you’re all disappointed we lost Brandon–”
“Mad as hell!”
“–but we have to be happy for him, don’t we?”
“I guess.”
“Besides, the club’s sent us a little something in return, to help us out with our pitching staff.”
“Probably Batista.”
“It’s not Batista. You ready? You’re going to be surprised.”
“Do you think it’s Felix?”
“There’s no way it’s Felix.”
“Now, he’s only won fifty two games as a starter…”
“Oh my god it’s Felix.”
“It’s not Felix.”
“It’s Felix.”
“Does he have an option left? How is this even possible?”
“It’s Felix! It has to be Felix! Oh my god we’re the PCL Champions!”
“This is going to be the greatest game of my career.”
“Worst. Worst game.”

2 IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 1K, 1HR.


22 Responses to “Good news, everyone”

  1. scott19 on September 11th, 2009 11:21 pm

    From gritty, zillion-dollar-per-season low-end starter…to rehabbing master chef…to his triumphant return as a Mesa-esque gas can (only without even the freaking velocity of Jose Mesa)…alas, we’ve seen the dynamic career of Carlos Silva come full circle!

  2. lokiforever on September 11th, 2009 11:42 pm

    I guess it’s inappropriate to wish that he’d just fall in a hole and bury himself with sand.

  3. JMB on September 12th, 2009 12:20 am

    Carlos Silva is a shovel-ready project.

  4. Adam B. on September 12th, 2009 12:30 am

    Two birds with one stone.

    -Silve continues to work his way towards his eventual DFA.

    -The cup of coffee for players like Tuiasosopo, Olson, Moore and Vargas comes one game sooner.

  5. bilbo27 on September 12th, 2009 12:30 am

    “The circle is complete. When I left you I was but the learner, now I am the master.” 2 IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 1K, 1HR…

    Oh wait. Never mind.

  6. aaron c. on September 12th, 2009 12:54 am

    I will never understand why I feel sorry for him. Never. I don’t want to. But I do, and I don’t get it.

  7. DaveValleDrinkNight on September 12th, 2009 1:35 am

    Let’s put this into perspective though.

    Without the revenue sapping contracts of Silva and Batista, all any of us would do is argue about the good players we could sign to replace them.

    Think about how much time those two have saved all of us by being worthless.

    Kind of gives you pause doesn’t it?

  8. EnglishMariner on September 12th, 2009 4:28 am

    Very, very funny! I laughed out loud to this one. I feel very sorry for the poor Rainiers…

  9. msb on September 12th, 2009 8:40 am


    Heh, that’s a good one.

  10. katal on September 12th, 2009 9:39 am

    I hope they’re just out to embarrass him at this point.

  11. ThundaPC on September 12th, 2009 10:04 am

    Only 2 hits?

  12. wabbles on September 12th, 2009 10:19 am

    (really cool light saber buzzing sound) “You’re only a master of evil and terrible pitching Carlos.” (bzzzz…bzzzzzzz) You can’t win, you know that? Heck, you can’t get out of the third inning in AAA. (bzzz…bzzzz) If you get DFA’ed, the Mariners still owe about $25 million over two years.”
    Oh wait. Never mind.

  13. joser on September 12th, 2009 11:58 am

    You know, I’d actually be surprised if they DFA’d him. More likely they’ll put him into the “Designated Mateo Memorial Gas-Can” role lately occupied by Batista. The good thing about Silva’s recent consistent suckiness is that he has no basis for claiming he deserves anything better (though that probably won’t stop him). If he some decent outings next year where he pitches an inning at a time and doesn’t blow up the team, they may be able to move him to a team that thinks it needs “veteran bullpen” help (hello, Omar!) in a deal where the M’s assume all the salary but get some low-level org filler in return (which is what would make this better than a DFA). This seems to be Zduriencik’s modus, as we’ve seen with Betancourt: find a way to extract some value even from seemingly dead weight. Of course you can’t always take KC to the cleaners, but it’s obvious the M’s FO has faith in their scouting and ability to find some interesting pieces bumping around in the bottom of other systems. It probably also helps when explaining to ownership what happened to all of those millions.

  14. Scottdids on September 12th, 2009 2:27 pm

    This Rainiers would have been happier if the M’s had just catered a buffet for them serving only turd sandwiches over sending them Silva.

  15. dsmiley on September 12th, 2009 2:37 pm

    For Silva, that’s actually not that bad…

  16. Holmes on September 12th, 2009 2:47 pm

    I will never understand why I feel sorry for him. Never. I don’t want to. But I do, and I don’t get it.

    Exactly how I feel. (shaking my head with a blank stare)

  17. Breadbaker on September 12th, 2009 3:15 pm

    Think of it this way: there will never be leftovers from the postgame spread. The clubhouse guy has to be happy.

  18. juneau_fan on September 12th, 2009 3:44 pm

    And the irony is, they may have pulled Morrow for nothing, as the forecast continues for rain in Arlington through the weekend.

  19. dsmiley on September 12th, 2009 3:53 pm

    Hmm, interesting box score. In Silva’s defense (I can’t believe I just used those words together), he didn’t start the game. It was already 6-1 when he entered the game. He didn’t start and the Rainiers only scored two runs by the end, so he didn’t really cost them the game.

    Still…not exactly a promising performance for someone with an $48 million contract.

  20. thegroovewrangler on September 13th, 2009 1:00 am

    [too far]

  21. Jeff Nye on September 13th, 2009 6:59 am


  22. thegroovewrangler on September 13th, 2009 1:01 pm

    Yeah… that was a punch I should’ve pulled. Sorry.

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