Mariners Sign Silva, Phils Land Jenkins

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Today, the Mariners and Carlos Silva agreed to a four year deal, worth 48 million dollars. An expensive fall back as they missed out on Hiroki Kuroda, but it should make a difference. Players like Silva have received similar contracts, like Jeff Suppan and Ted Lilly, and I expect Livan Hernandez and Kyle Lohse to join that class as well. Silva is known for racking up innings, getting into double digits in wins, and staying off the DL. Although he might now be worth that money, he should be able to help the Mariners compete. In the National League, the Phillies signed both Chad Durbin and Geoff Jenkins. Jenkins will make 6.5 million annually for the next two seasons. I'm not sure who the Padres will look to now, maybe Corey Patterson, maybe Kenny Lofton, but I think they will sign someone fairly soon.

Tigers Lock Willis Up: The Tigers and Dontrelle Willis have agreed to a three year deal, worth 29 million dollars. This deal keeps Willis with the Tigers until at least 2010, and puts him in a rotation behind Justin Verlander, Kenny Rogers, Nate Robertson, Jeremy Bonderman, and up and coming prospects Rick Porcello and Jordon Tata.