Here I was all down drowning in my sorrows and Matt has to bring it up again. Thanks bud
Getting Schilling would be huge for the Sox. If the Sox offer him a multi year deal, then I think he'll take it. Terry Francona, the front runner for the manager's job, was his coach in Philly and Schilling loved playing for him. He doesn't want to play in a home run park and Fenway is the second hardest park in the AL to hit a homer in. And if he is the final piece of the puzzle to finally bringing a championship to Beantown, the fans - who live and die by the Sox (unlike certain fans of a recent South Florida Championship team) - would immortalize him immediately.
I think the Brewers are possibly involved in this trade also. The D'backs would send some of the Sox trade bait to the Brewers for Richie Sexson. All clubs win. The Sox obviously get a big time starter, the D'backs get power and a solid first baseman and the Brewers start building for the future with decent prospects.
Theo flys out today to Arizona to meet with Schilling. the deadline for the trade is 5 pm Friday.
On other Red Sox notes, Theo is reportedly going hard after Keith Foulke, one of the premier closers in the game. Foulke was in town last night and went to the Celtics game with Theo, so talks are diffenently in the works.
If this all comes to fruition, then many a teams, including the Yankees, would be envious. Pedro, Schilling, Lowe, Wakefield and Kim as your starters, Timlin and Embree as your set up men and Foulke as your closer. Couple that with the offensive power we have and it looks good on paper. Hopefully it works out on the field as well.