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Schilling Would Pitch For Cubs, Rays

By Alex Walsh [February 28, 2009 at 8:25pm CST]

8:25pm: The St. Petersburg Times' Joe Smith recalls Schilling's comments about the Rays from 2007:

"It's one of those situations you'd certainly have to look at," said the 42-year-old right-hander.  "Knowing that I'm probably going to spend one more year playing, if circumstances happen and things happen and they made some moves that were positive, I'd love nothing more than to finish my career working on a pitching staff where I know that there are young guys that are going to be positively impacted by me being around (after) I was gone. I enjoy that. I love working and talking and being around young pitchers."

1:34pm: David Whitley of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Curt Schilling would be interested in coming back to baseball to pitch for either the Chicago Cubs or the Tampa Bay Rays. Writes Whitley:

Schilling, who has a career mark of 216-146, said money would not be a major issue. He's looking for a team that has championship potential and has never won a title. "The challenge would be in a place like Tampa Bay or Chicago," he said.

Schilling is not aiming to be on an Opening Day roster, and furthermore has yet to decide whether to come back next season at all. "I'm hemming and hawing right now," Schilling said; "I'll make a decision in the next couple of weeks."


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Curt Schilling is a f@g.

Is he really going to help either of those teams. He is pretty washed up I think both would be better off without him.

why not let him tryout,he says money isnt an issue,whats the worst that could happen you give him a shot in spring training if he's got something left in the tank then good he has world series experiance,if he has nothing u dont lose nothing,win win the way i see it.

Curt Schilling is a f@g.

Posted by: RODNEY SUCKS | February 28, 2009 at 01:44 PM


Then he'd be a great fit for the cubs

The Cubs will need him when Harden goes on the DL. That shouldn't take too long.

this could be interesting... how would he look in cubbie blue? if money doesnt matter, he is worth a shot on any roster right? i think if he hits the NL he can play for another season or 2...

finally something schilling says that I agree with him on lol, I think the Rays would pass though unless it was a ridiculously good deal and two of our pitchers were injured...

keep him out of the league I know that people doing steroids is bad for baseball but he's jose canseco jr. in squealing. He needs to keep his slander/libel blogging to himself and remember the days when he spilled ketchup on his sock.

He'd be a big downgrade for the Rays (im not as familiar with the cubs). Their rotation is all better than him and they have solid options in their system. You'd think that he is an allstar calliber pitcher right now with him being this selective. And it sounds like he's more interested in being a part of history than helping a team win.

Trade Schilling for Toilet paper

Bronx, the AL and the NL aren't THAT far apart, where a guy who can't make a roster in the AL can pitch for 2 years in the NL. Not that much of a difference.

it's kind of sad to see grown men who've had their share of success suffer from such low self-esteem... oh, am i being too sarcastic? ugh.

schilling thinks he is "the one" to bring a suffering organization to the promised land?

blech...

If Schill is healthy again, he could help someone if he really wants to pitch. he learned to pitch very well with the loss of his FB, his conversion from power to basically a junk ball pitcher went well in 2007, with a 9-8 W-L, 3.87ERA, 151IP and also was his usual sterling self in the postseason going 3-0.

For a young team, he is another 5th starter and teacher, plus one of the best post season pitchers in MLB history, with or without his 95+ FB and he has proven it year after year.

Hey Curt, if you really think that "young guys that are going to be positively impacted" by your presence, why don't you become a coach?! I think the Rays are happy with Jim Hickey for now, but who knows, maybe one of their minor league affiliates needs a pitching coach. The Rays staff on the other hand, certainly does not need innings out of you barring about 2-3 serious injuries.

washed up

He could pull a John Smurtz

He could pull a John Smurtz

Curt Schilling in a Cub's uniform?

An Immovable object meets an unstoppable force?

Braves for NL East --

You are are the kind of "fan" who gives the rest of us a bad image. After 20+ years, you turn on Smoltz, a Braves legend.

He wanted a shot to win and to be treated with respect. I'm sad to see him go, but understand where he's coming from and wish him the best of luck.

Grow up...

Curt Schilling as Cub is a bad idea, 42 years old -- out of baseball after major shoulder surgery. The Cubs have Marshall,Smardzjia,Hart,Guzman and Heilman s potential # 5 startes. Whats left on the market is a risk but the following are a better risk than schilling if the Cubs are interested--Mulder,Martinez,James etc

February 28, 2009 at 09:08 PM
Braves for NL East --
You are are the kind of "fan" who gives the rest of us a bad image. After 20+ years, you turn on Smoltz, a Braves legend.
He wanted a shot to win and to be treated with respect. I'm sad to see him go, but understand where he's coming from and wish him the best of luck.
Grow up...
Posted by: Clint C | February 28, 2009 at 09:24 PM:

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Clint C,

I don't think B4NLE is implying that he hates Smoltz, what he may be saying is what you said wants to contend now, knowing he only has 1-2 years left. Definately HOFamer and one of the top 3 players EVER in Braves history. I love ol' Smoltzie just as much as the next guy, but imo it was definately time to turn the page. Just like(cringe,begin to cry) we're gonna have to do when Chip retires/leaves via FA(imo he retires a Braves, BUT said same thing bout Smoltz)

"I'd love nothing more than to finish my career working on a pitching staff where I know that there are young guys that are going to be positively impacted by me being around (after) I was gone."

He's seriously delusional.

Is there any baseball player other than Barry Bonds who is so fully of himself as Schilling is, who thinks he is baseball God, and believes that everyone needs to sit down at his feet and take copious notes?

Jeez. For someone who talks such a big game about his religious values, he certainly has a lot of pride.

Almost as bad as Paul Byrd saying he'll wait until mid-season for a contender to come calling. If a team needs Byrd or Schilling to fill out their rotation, their postseason hopes probably aren't that great.

Well here is an interesting question: Who do you think will be this year's Tampa Rays and Josh Hamilton?

Mine is Kansas City Royals and Alex Rodriguez(haha)

The Tigers will be calling Schilling as soon as their pitching staff implodes again this season.

Schilling, go away.

delusional egomaniac proselyte pervaricator.

Table for one shut up and go away.

Curt is such a big blowhard, you'd think he had invented baseball, listening to him.

He needs to get lost and stay lost.

Curt will be playing for the CUBS..

THE IOWA CUBS

The stat heads don't like Schilling because he defeats the vapid argument "there's no such thing as clutch"

I'd be open to anything. If he's healthy, and willing to sign for a reasonable rate, the Cubs should bite. Lord knows, they have a bunch of money sitting around after needlessly getting rid of some of last year's leaders (Wood, DeRosa, etc).

While I have your attention, is anyone else annoyed with the MLB Network already? I'm tired of hearing the same commercials 10 times an hour, and that annoying "C'mon, C'mon" music for the "30 days, 30 Clubs" segments that are played 10 times a day for some reason.

Also, the commentators are annoying and talk about the same subjects for way too long. They interviewed a guy the other day and started making fun of him for some unknown reason, and the guy looked like he was really confused to why they had jobs in baseball broadcasting. He wasn't laughing at all, and they kept going and going.

I was hoping that the MLB network would be a good alternative to ESPN's annoying (and east coast biased) Baseball Tonight, but it's actually worse.

Does anyone agree with me on this?

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