"(Mariners) Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre insists (Carlos) Silva was No. 1 on his list of free-agent pitchers, saying he expects his strike-throwing, sinkerball style to play well in spacious Safeco Field. Silva went seven-plus innings 12 times last year. Hernandez was the only Seattle starter who did that."
(We still miss you, Mel. Although I thought your son Todd was quite rude). sm