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  • November 6th, 2007

    November 6, 2007:
    Curt Schilling to Return???

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:45 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox,Signings and Trades Comment (1)

    In a deal that will be more than likely full of incentives, and contingent upon completion of a physical, it looks like Curt Schilling and the Sox are very close to working out a deal for him to stay with the Sox for his final year in baseball. From Curt on his website: “Talks with the Red Sox are moving. Theo and I have spoken multiple times daily over the past week and given the current situation I am feeling very confident that we will be able to finalize a 1 year contract to allow us a chance to finish our career as members of the Red Sox organization…There are some things to iron out and details that must be finalized for both sides but barring something unforeseen or outrageously odd happening I feel very comfortable that I will finish my career here…” Schill went 9-8 with a 3.87 ERA, and a 3-0 record with a 3.00 ERA in the postseason…

    Since his life partner, Roger Clemens, went down in flames in the postseason (although if he could find someone to pay him to pitch (or not pitch as the case may be) he would probably come out of retirement for the 67th time–that is what mercenaries do…but I digress. Andy Pettitte had a $16 million option for the 2008 campaign, which he declined yesterday, citing that he is unsure if he wants to pitch next year, but if he does, it will be with the Skanks…Petitte was 15-9 with a 4.05 ERA in 2007.

    Since A-Fraud has left the Skanks, they are in need of a 3rd baseman–and of course you know they will go after Mike Lowell, especially if it means they can get him from the Sox, or at least drive up the price for them–but in the event Mike is not available to the Skanks (hopefully!) Joe Crede from the White Sox is a definite option–and who are they looking to trade? None other than Skeezy Bastard himself–Johnny Damon–Oh, how far we have fallen…HA HA…

    Looks like Coco Crisp may be the odd man out for the Sox, since it appears that Jacoby Ellsbury is the projected starting centerfielder, and lead-off man for the 2008 campaign. While Theo has gone on record saying he won’t just trade him for a bag of baseballs, if the deal makes sense for the Sox, Coco will be gone next year. It seems like there was always a reason Coco did not do well here–when he broke his finger, and hurt is knee, blah blah blah…

    Looks like Pedro is back! After missing nearly a whole season after rotator cuff surgery (which he should have had 5 years ago) Pedro has decided that the 2008 campaign (which ends his 4-year highway robbery…er…$53 million contract) will NOT be his last. He is now planning to pitch a few more years. Pedro just turned 36 in October.

    Citing the group as the “the best major league coaching staff I’ve ever been around…” All of Tito’s coaching staff will be returning for the 2008 campaign.

    One Response to “November 6, 2007:
    Curt Schilling to Return???”

    1. Ted D says:

      Schill is BACK! I’m glad: he’s great for the younger pitchers and with the incentives, he’ll have something to prove. He wouldn’t look right anywhere else.

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