Schilling Sticks with Sox for $8M

1-year contract for 39-year-old includes hefty $2M weight clause
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Nov 6, 2007 10:34 PM CST
Graphic profiles Curt Schilling?s 2007 season; 2c x 1 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 44.5 mm   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The champion Red Sox locked up aging ace Curt Schilling with a one-year, $8 million contract with an additional $6 million in incentives, including $2 million if he stays below a certain weight. Schilling opined on his blog that he could net up to $15 million on the open market, but preferred to end his career in Boston.

The 39-year-old, one of postseason history's winningest pitchers, will undergo six weigh-ins during the 2008 season, but is unlikely to stay below the magic number, reports the Boston Globe. Schilling: "I am sure the clause will add 15-100 more jokes to [manager Terry Francona]'s Schilling joke book," Schilling lamented on his blog.