With the recent failures of highly-paid starting pitcher Carlos Silva fresh in the minds of Mariners fans everywhere, one can’t help but wonder where the hefty right-hander ranks on our list of the team’s worst free agent signings of all-time.
Though there have been a litany of poor investments by the club brass over the years, a rash of bad decision-making seems to have plagued the franchise in the past half-decade (ahem, Bill Bavasi).
So even though Silva makes a worthy case for inclusion on our countdown, he has a tough group of utter failures jockeying for the right to be crowned the best of the worst.
Where does Silva rank on our Top 11? Let’s find out.
11. Brad Wilkerson, OF, 2008
Contract Details: One year, $3 million
Production Line: 19 games, .232 BA, .348 OBP, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R, 15K/10BB