Shaughnessy Talks To Schilling
Dan Shaughnessy got his arch-rival Curt Schilling on the phone recently to ask him about his contract demands.
Apparently Schilling had already been in discussion with Theo Epstein about coming back in 2008 before he broke the news on the airwaves. The story had been about to leak, so Schilling announced it himself.
Schilling thinks the Red Sox want him back and that both parties could get the deal done in 15 minutes if they are close. They'll meet before spring training and make a decision one way or another. Schilling seems to consider $13MM a discount; he feels he could get $17MM+ on the open market using the Yankees as leverage.
It seems likely to me that he stays in Boston. A one-year, $13MM commitment is reasonable for the Red Sox.