Report: Red Sox Near Deal With Schilling

Monday, November 5, 2007

According to the Boston Herald, the Red Sox are nearing a deal with Curt Schilling. Although the details are not being released, it is believed to be a one year deal, worth about 10 million dollars, with incentives. Similar to what Greg Maddux got, just the incentives probably include innings pitched, strikeouts, and maybe an MVP or Cy Young bonus. Schilling, who turns 41 next week, went 9-8 with a 3.87 ERA this season before getting three wins in the postseason. This is a great move by the Red Sox who can now give Schilling the proper send off. Not only that, but it solves the rotation problem and sets them up with another great chance to take the division. Other than the Red Sox, the Astros, Diamondbacks, Brewers, and Cubs had all contacted Schilling expressing their interest.

2 comments:

Timothy 12:03 AM CST  

got to admit, even though i question this move, Boston must know what it's doing.

Anonymous 4:37 AM CST  

its a great move by boston gives them pitching depth and allows them to have 6 good starters. especially with both buchholz and lester being on an innings limit it doesn't hurt to have 6 starters or 7 if you count tavarez. Schilling had a decent year i mean he had an era under 4 which is always good in the AL and he pitched well in the playoffs. if he can give the sox 6 good innings a game its well worth it