Update: ESPN/Olney sez $8 base with up to $2 in incentives.
The Red Sox and Curt Schilling are putting the finishing touches on a contract for 2008.
This made too much sense to not happen. Give him $8-10 with a couple of incentives that can boost it up near this past season's $13 and -- done!
Funny stuff going on at SoSH. But first:
Dan Shaughnessy, Globe, Sunday, November 4, 2007:
Meanwhile, there will be battles. Lucchino will want to go to Japan, Epstein won't. There could be a split at the top on Lowell and ... (gulp) A-Rod. One thing we know they agree on is Schilling: thanks for the clutch work, big fella, now don't let the door hit you on the way out. We'll invite you back for Old-Timers' Day.From SoSH, LahoudOrBillyC:
This will piss off CHB, who has written and said repeatedly that Theo and Lucchino hate Schilling and can't wait until he leaves. If Curt signs, CHB will have to invent some story about Terry or Henry jumping in and making it happen.Gehrig38:
But wait, I can't be coming back. CHB, Shaugnostradamus is the IN guy, he knows for a fact that the Sox are saying "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out". He's 100% guaranteed in the know right? He KNOWS they hate me...But, but, but ... he wrote letters to his teammates! Letters!
Wait, no he doesn't.
Things are winding down, details being taken care of. When something is final I'll blog it to let anyone that cares know.
38 pitches: "It's looking good."