Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Schill Stays In Beantown

Reports are coming out of ESPN saying the Sox and Curt Schilling have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth about $8 million in base salary and another $2 million in potential incentives. I'm glad to hear Schill came to his senses and wasn't sticking to that absurd $13 million number he was throwing around back in February.

Personally I'm psyched as hell about this deal. At first I was a little dubious about signing him again because he was getting up there in age, didn't exactly have a stellar season this year and I really didn't think there was room for him on the pitching staff to be honest. Then it dawned on me. Its Curt F*cking Schilling! Not only that but he's going to be a back of a rotation type guy with a bunch of studs in front of him.

At this point its a known fact that Schill is one of the most prolific big game pitchers of all time. I mean he got a third of his wins (3) in the post season this year. Yes, that means he only won 9 games this season but it also means he shows up when it counts. So why not lock this guy up for our inevitable World Series run next year? Plus, I don't think its such a bad idea to have the youngbloods on our team exposed to Schilling for one more year.

Glad to have you back Schill, here's to another championship next year.



Anonymous said...

I think Schilling sucks

Anonymous said...

I think anonymous above me sucks...
who woudlnt be ff'ing happy to have schilling back? one of the best free agents out ther right now for pitchers is Carlos Silva of Minne...WTF! You would've have had to of fallen down a flight of retarded fricking stairs to think re-signing the big schill for another year...and at only 8mil? granted he will get most of the incentive bonuses i still think its a great deal

chelsea clinton sparxx said...

I'm with you on this one, Norm. I was kind of on the fence about it... indifferent, you could say. and then once the internet started heating up with the rumors, it hit me that it really is a great move. if nothing else, he'll be a great mentor for our young guys... but he'll still be an asset on the field, to be sure.

as a related aside, i love one of the 'incentives' the sox built into the contract. they included a $2M 'weight' incentive, which basically means that if he sucks down a few pounds and kills it in the gym this winter, he'll get a cool $2M... win/win for everyone involved. i don't know how much he has to lose, but i'd go nicole richie for you jerks if you were offering me 2 mill. pass the puke bowl!

and not to be debbie downer, but can we please not say next year's WS is already in the bag? even if we are the favorite (which we absolutely should be), it's still tough to do. let's not jinx anything. i want the 'D*NASTY' word to actually materialize... won't even type it here.

Anonymous said...

is it me or does schill look like a fraggle in that pic?