UPDATE, AFTERNOON OF 11-6-07: Nick Cafardo agrees that it’s one-year, $8MM guaranteed pending a physical. But the incentives are $3MM based on innings pitched and another $2MM if he meets weight requirements. Embarassing, but a good idea. Also, Schilling himself gets deeper into the details here. The $2MM is based on six separate weigh-ins, and there’s also another $1MM for any kind of Cy Young vote.
UPDATE, MORNING OF 11-6-07: Buster Olney has the details: Schilling signed for $8MM with another $2MM in incentives. Nice job by the Red Sox getting him below market value.
According to Rob Bradford of the Boston Herald, Curt Schilling and the Red Sox are close to an incentive-laden one-year contract. When reached for comment, Schilling said "something could potentially get done."
Bradford adds that the Astros, Diamondbacks, and Phillies have all contacted Schilling so far. That’s surprising, because Schilling said today that the Phils hadn’t contacted him. Or at least, Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Jr. hadn’t.
The Red Sox would be looking at a 2008 rotation of Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curt Schilling, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester. Given the two kids and the 41 year-old, Tim Wakefield will get plenty of work. This is a very deep rotation.