So Long? Schilling Files for Free Agency

Aging ace wants 1-year deal but price may be too steep for Boston
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2007 9:51 PM CDT
So Long? Schilling Files for Free Agency
The Boston Red Sox World Series victory parade travels along Tremont Street in Boston Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2007. The Red Sox won their second World Series title in four years with a four-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – On the same day that duck boats paraded the World Series champion Red Sox around Boston the team’s veteran hurler, Curt Schilling, filed for free agency. Schilling was part of two championship teams in Boston, including the club’s first in 86 years, but told a radio audience that his return to the team is unlikely, reports the Boston Globe. He named 12 other teams he'd consider joining.

Schilling is seeking a one-year deal, but his anticipated eight-figure price tag for that may be too high for the Red Sox, especially considering the club’s depth in starting pitching. Another free agent concern for Boston is World Series MVP Mike Lowell. Bringing Lowell back is apparently important to team captain Jason Varitek: he held a sign reading “Re-sign Lowell” during the parade. (Read more MLB stories.)

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