Schilling to the Bullpen Per Tito on WEEIVery interesting.
When he is activated he will be working in the bullpen. He is pitching out of the Pawtucket bullpen tomorrow.
He is having trouble repeating his delivery for 6-7 innings.
"Schilling, Foulke, Timlin goodluck..." - Francona
Opinions in the thread are all over the map, ranging from "makes perfect sense" to "seems like a major misuse of resources" to "a drastic move for a team that is 3.5 games up."
It's way too early to even speculate whether this could a long-term thing like Smoltz in Atlanta, since the news is only about 30 minutes old. But I agree with the poster that said "Schilling could be Gossagesque in the closer role" -- meaning he could pitch three or four innings.
Having the regular starter go five or six innings and have Schilling finish the game could (a) be devastating to the opposing team and (b) give everyone else in the pen the day off perhaps twice a week.