October 24, 2007

Twins Offer Silva Deal

According to reports, the Minnesota Twins have made starting pitcher Carlos Silva a contract offer, and it isn't to bad. The deal calls for three years, and nearly $7 million each season. That would turn out to be a 3-year $21 million deal.

Silva has turned down the offer according to this report, not because of the money, but because he'd like a fourth year to be added to the contract.

To this point, there is no word on whether or not the Twins will add that extra year, but I'd imagine they will make a counteroffer sometime soon. The starting pitcher market is pretty small this season, so the price will be up.

One of the encouraging things to me at least, is the fact that it looks like the Twins are willing to spend some money if they are offering Silva $7 million per season. Then again, I won't be satisfied until they make a few good moves.