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Will Red Sox Rethink Schilling Extension?

Curt Schilling will arguably be the best free agent starter this winter.  Carlos Zambrano and Mark Buehrle may be the big names, but those guys will be looking for deals around five years and may not be better than Schilling in 2008 anyway. 

When we last checked in on this situation in March, Schilling had no hard feelings towards the Sox but didn't want to discuss anything until after the season.  At that time the Red Sox were his first choice, and I doubt anything has changed.  Right now, Schilling for $13MM in 2008 seems like a no-brainer.  However, we would've said the same thing last year at the All-Star break when he was 10-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.  Schilling did wear down a bit in the dog days of summer.  If the Red Sox are able to wait but remain the favorite for Schilling, that's clearly the best choice.

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I am all for re-signing him. He would be the Vet we would need in a relatively young pitching staff.

Either Schilling or Wakefield is gone next year, Lester needs a spot, and Buchholz will be destroying AAA next year. Wakefield has the greatest contract in team history, so I think Schill is gone.

I guess 13million isn't really true 'ace' money anymore, because Schilling could well be the Sox' #3 starter if he comes back.
I can't see why the Sox wouldn't bring him back if they could, for all the problems he still leads that staff well, he is the experience since the rest of the rotation is light on that department, I think he rounds out that rotation nice.

ARod- thats the thing about Wakefield, he is still decent value as a 5th starter who moves to the bullpen, which Wakefield would no doubt do.

Wakes contract is nice but I'd take schilling any day over Wake, at 13 million that is.

ok let me start out by saying if Tavarez, Wake and Schill are all up for contracts there is a spot for Lester. i would love for the sox to re sign Curt and like it was said B4 he is a roll model to the younger guys. Wake cant teach a kid to throw a splitter and the knuck isn't teachable. with te pitching market the way it is Schilling should get more then 13 million.

ok so a rotation of Beckett, dice-k, Schilling, lester and wake is great. a rotation of Beckett, Dice-k, Lester, ? and ?

im not a gm but Schilling in one of those question mark spots is a good call.

tell you the truth im getting a little sick of Wake i'm sure i will eat these words.

re sign Schilling dump Wake

ok let me start out by saying if Tavarez, Wake and Schill are all up for contracts there is a spot for Lester. i would love for the sox to re sign Curt and like it was said B4 he is a roll model to the younger guys. Wake cant teach a kid to throw a splitter and the knuck isn't teachable. with te pitching market the way it is Schilling should get more then 13 million.

ok so a rotation of Beckett, dice-k, Schilling, lester and wake is great. a rotation of Beckett, Dice-k, Lester, ? and ?

im not a gm but Schilling in one of those question mark spots is a good call.

tell you the truth im getting a little sick of Wake i'm sure i will eat these words.

re sign Schilling dump Wake

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