Just in case you were still holding out a little hope, John Hickey is right there to deliver a swift kick to the abdomen:
Because of that, he gets lots of ground ball outs. How good a fit would that be in Safeco Field, a place that better accommodates fly ball pitchers?
We're close to finding out, because the Mariners could announce they're signing him as early as Thursday.
Silva is likely to be introduced to Seattle sometime Thursday.
In the race for Carlos Silva in which the loser ends up with Kyle Lohse, nobody wins.