Thursday, February 22, 2007
1) The Sox are not going to sign Schilling for another year. I thought they should given the market, Curt's asking price, and only wanting a one-year deal, until I saw that...
Curt Schilling : It took him until midseason to really be stable on the legendar ankle. Add his age and all of his offseason interests into the equation, and I think his conditioning and desire have to be called into question. I think he has answers to those questions, but he’s supremely risky, especially early in the season.
2) For much of Ramirez’ time with the Sox, it widely has been assumed that he will become a free agent following the 2008 season; now, that just might not be true. The events of the offseason mean that Ramirez’ average annual salary of $20 million is now in line with the rest of baseball, which means that Ramirez might stay here even longer than he wants.
The Sox may pick up Manny's options, but he won't be in Boston that long. If the market is right, Theo will pull a Ca$hman-Sheffield - picking up the option and dealing the slugger. When Ichiro leaves Seattle, Manny could head west to keep fannies in the seats for Richie Sexson and Jeff Clement.
3) Rest In Peace DJ and thanks for assisting in hooking me into B-Ball.