The Blowhard Says Goodbye

Curt SchillingBoston Red Sox veteran hurler Curt Schilling wrote goodbye letters to his teammates after he filed for free agency this week.

Instead of retiring like an intelligent person coming off of a World Series title would, Schilling feels he has at least one more year left in his 41-year-old arm.

Schilling went 9-8 with a 3.87 ERA this season, and 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in the playoffs. On his list of 13 possible destinations where Boston is #1, Schilling left out the New York Yankees.

Following him down the free-agent trail this week is backup outfielder Ronald McDonald Bobby Kielty, the injured Matt Clement, and leftover outfielder Eric Hinske.

The other big dog in Boston eligible for free agency is third baseman Mike Lowell, who reached career highs with a .324 average and 120 RBIs before being honored as the 2007 World Series MVP.

[SI.com] | [] | [Projo Soxblog]


mer said...

Mirabelli and Gagne filed for free agency too. I can't decide how I feel about Mirabelli, and there are no (good) words for how I feel about Gagne.