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Fenway
10-30-2007, 02:36 PM
Would you want Schilling on 35th St?

Curt Schilling isn't going to make his teammates read his blog. He wrote some of them letters to say goodbye.

"I actually broke out a pen and paper the last couple days," Schilling said Tuesday in his weekly radio appearance on WEEI-AM while driving to Fenway Park for the Red Sox victory parade. "There's a very realistic chance I won't ever play with them again."

http://wbztv.com/topstories/local_story_303134353.html (http://wbztv.com/topstories/local_story_303134353.html)

WEEI tape

WEEI - Dennis and Callahan - Curt Schilling (http://weei.podzinger.com/viewMedia.jsp?index=1&num=10&filter=0&expand=true&match=query,channel&dedupe=1&start=0&il=en&col=en-all-pod_weei-ep&s=PZSID_pods_pod5_8_6_0004;WEEI+-+Dennis+and+Callahan&e=13414847&res=97074011)
Oct 30, 2007
Curt Schilling joins D and C for what might be his last time as a Boston Red Sox

MUsoxfan
10-30-2007, 02:38 PM
Not for his asking price. He's been mighty fragile the last couple years.

Elvisfan1977
10-30-2007, 02:41 PM
I thought I read somewhere a LONG time ago that Schilling despised Uncle Jerry... mainly because of the '94 strike shortened season.

Lip Man 1
10-30-2007, 02:48 PM
During the 94 labor impasse according to the Arizona newspaper, JR and Curt were at a meeting between the two executive councils. During the meeting according to the story, Curt said, JR said something personally directed towards him.

The story quoted Curt as saying it was so personal he'd never forgive JR and would never under any circumstances play for a team he owned. Schilling has never revealed to my knowledge what was supposedly said.

This all came out during the stretch run in 2000 when there was speculation the Sox were targeting him and Mussina for potential trade acquisitions.

Lip

DumpJerry
10-30-2007, 02:57 PM
Would you want Schilling on 35th St?
No. Bigger ego than Roger Clemens, more sanctimonious than the gossip on the street corner. Add that up and you get Clubhouse Cancer.

32nd&Wallace
10-30-2007, 02:57 PM
The story quoted Curt as saying it was so personal he'd never forgive JR and would never under any circumstances play for a team he owned.
Lip
I am guessing this rules out the possibility of the Bulls signing him

Oblong
10-30-2007, 03:06 PM
Knowing Schilling it was probably something along the lines of "that tie doesn't quite match that jacket" or "want a tic tac? Your breath's a little funky"

voodoochile
10-30-2007, 03:19 PM
No. Bigger ego than Roger Clemens, more sanctimonious than the gossip on the street corner. Add that up and you get Clubhouse Cancer.

I'd have an easier time believing it if it weren't for the whole blown Achilles tendon, stitch the skin to the skin so I can pitch in the playoffs thing.

I'm not a Schilling fan because of his stance during the steroid hearings, but the man's a gamer, no question.

weareud
10-30-2007, 03:20 PM
Meh, the red sox don't really need him anymore with Clay Bucholz.

chisoxmike
10-30-2007, 03:26 PM
At this point, I just want to win. Shilling would be better than Contreras or any other 5th starter from AAA the Sox bring up. I don't buy the clubhouse cancer stuff.

Really though, I don't see Shilling coming here, ever.

SOXPHILE
10-30-2007, 03:34 PM
Drama queen, and an arrogant ass to boot.

Fenway
10-30-2007, 03:40 PM
Drama queen, and an arrogant ass to boot.
He also has 3 rings in 7 seasons

chisoxmike
10-30-2007, 03:45 PM
He also has 3 rings in 7 seasons

No, Fenway. Gavin Floyd and Lance Broadway are going to lead up to the promise land in 2008.

Patrick134
10-30-2007, 05:11 PM
He also has 3 rings in 7 seasons


2 rings in the last 4 red sox seasons, and they don't even want him. That speaks volumes.

ilsox7
10-30-2007, 05:12 PM
2 rings in the last 4 red sox seasons, and they don't even want him. That speaks volumes.

It's more that they don't need him, especially at $13MM a year.

Patrick134
10-30-2007, 05:21 PM
It's more that they don't need him, especially at $13MM a year.


I wouldn't say they don't need starting pitching. Don't let the Rockies offense fool you, it's Beckett ( awesome) and 4 question marks for next year at this point.

santo=dorf
10-30-2007, 05:23 PM
The story quoted Curt as saying it was so personal he'd never forgive JR and would never under any circumstances play for a team he owned.
Damn. I thought Curt would look good playing next to Kobe.

ilsox7
10-30-2007, 05:30 PM
I wouldn't say they don't need starting pitching. Don't let the Rockies offense fool you, it's Beckett ( awesome) and 4 question marks for next year at this point.

Uh, Boston had the best pitching in the AL this year. Losing Curt and adding a rookie phenom who has looked awesome should not hurt them.

Ex-Chicagoan
10-30-2007, 05:31 PM
He also has 3 rings in 7 seasons

Cy Young only got one ring. Good thing we didn't have him.

DumpJerry
10-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Uh, Boston had the best pitching in the AL this year. Losing Curt and adding a rookie phenom who has looked awesome should not hurt them.
Agreed. Papelbon looked real good as a pitcher (otherwise he looks like a Ferret). The others in the Red Sox Bullpen looked pretty sharp, too.

fquaye149
10-30-2007, 06:01 PM
I thought I read somewhere a LONG time ago that Schilling despised Uncle Jerry... mainly because of the '94 strike shortened season.

Yup, much to his own apparent fascination, Curt Schilling has a lot of opinions about a lot of different things.

Brian26
10-30-2007, 08:42 PM
Would you want Schilling on 35th St?

If he could do the kind of job El Duque did for the Sox throughout the 2005 season as a 5th starter and into the playoffs, absolutely. You can't underestimate the importance of veteran leadership. It would have to come at the right price though.

fquaye149
10-30-2007, 09:39 PM
If he could do the kind of job El Duque did for the Sox throughout the 2005 season as a 5th starter and into the playoffs, absolutely. You can't underestimate the importance of veteran leadership. It would have to come at the right price though.

Schilling will cost only a smidgen more than Duque cost in 05...

Patrick134
10-30-2007, 11:39 PM
Uh, Boston had the best pitching in the AL this year. Losing Curt and adding a rookie phenom who has looked awesome should not hurt them.


The japanese starting pitcher did ok in the playoffs, but he's hardly proven to be worth the investment yet.

ilsox7
10-30-2007, 11:48 PM
The japanese starting pitcher did ok in the playoffs, but he's hardly proven to be worth the investment yet.

That's great and all, but that does not change the fact that Boston had the best pitching staff in the AL this year. And they are arguably replacing Curt with a better pitcher.

Patrick134
10-30-2007, 11:58 PM
That's great and all, but that does not change the fact that Boston had the best pitching staff in the AL this year. And they are arguably replacing Curt with a better pitcher.

Time will tell. Beckett should do well enough to cover some of the holes in their rotation.

ilsox7
10-30-2007, 11:59 PM
Time will tell. Beckett should do well enough to cover some of the holes in their rotation.

Well, in 2007 over 170 games told that they were the best staff around. Not sure what better evidence there could be out there to show that on the whole, Boston should feel good about its pitching going forward.

Patrick134
10-31-2007, 12:06 AM
Well, in 2007 over 170 games told that they were the best staff around. Not sure what better evidence there could be out there to show that on the whole, Boston should feel good about its pitching going forward.


Check the starters stats. aside from Beckett, it's not a stellar staff by any means. The bullpen was outstanding though.

areilly
10-31-2007, 01:15 AM
He also has 3 rings in 7 seasons

I was thinking about this the other day and came to the conclusion that Schilling may not go down as one of the great pitchers of all time, but will most certainly go down as one of the greatest mercenary/hired-gun pitchers ever.

Oblong
10-31-2007, 08:17 AM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/10/schilling-names.html

There's the teams he's interested in. I didn't realize how good of a year he had. Hope he doesn't go to Cleveland.

SBSoxFan
10-31-2007, 08:36 AM
I was thinking about this the other day and came to the conclusion that Schilling may not go down as one of the great pitchers of all time, but will most certainly go down as one of the greatest mercenary/hired-gun pitchers ever.

I don't think so; he's only been with 2 teams in those 7 years. David Cone fits the "hired-gun" profile a little better, but even he didn't jump around as much as I thought. Anyway, I don't even think those exist anymore as teams are unwilling to give up the farm for rentals --- even pitching.

Fenway
10-31-2007, 09:34 AM
What Schilling wrote in his blog

Free Agency? Weird. (http://38pitches.com/2007/10/30/free-agency-weird/)

Oct 30th, 2007 by Curt Schilling (http://38pitches.com/author/cschilling/)

Hard to believe that after 21 years in professional baseball, the first day of free agency would come when I was 40 years old. I’ve not been a free agent for one day of my career before today…… Continue Reading » (http://38pitches.com/2007/10/30/free-agency-weird/#more-110)

Dibbs
10-31-2007, 11:01 AM
Looks like we are not good enough, so he wouldn't play for us anyway. I have always hated Schilling....I would never want him on the White Sox anyway.

Fenway
11-02-2007, 01:46 PM
Schilling just posted the letter Theo sent to him 4 years ago asking him to come to Boston

fascinating

http://38pitches.com/2007/11/02/2003-sox-opening-letter/ (http://38pitches.com/2007/11/02/2003-sox-opening-letter/)

We are so close to the goal that has eluded us for 86 years. We would not have traded four talented young players or intruded upon your holiday if we did not sincerely believe that our time is coming very soon. The 2003 Red Sox were a talented and exciting team that came within five outs of reaching the World Series. As an ownership group and management team, we are committed to putting an even better team on the field in 2004 and beyond.

TheVulture
11-02-2007, 02:16 PM
Hard to believe that after 21 years in professional baseball, the first day of free agency would come when I was 40 years old. I’ve not been a free agent for one day of my career before today…… Continue Reading » (http://38pitches.com/2007/10/30/free-agency-weird/#more-110)


That kind of shoots the mercenary/hired gun theorem right in the butt, don't it?

soxinem1
11-06-2007, 07:29 PM
I guess it was a brief farewell, as he's now back with BOS.

I really thought he's go to a Florida team, but I guess the money was more important.