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    Red Sox on the werge of landing Curt Schilling and Keith Foulke

    A deal is in place that would bring Curt Schilling to Boston in exchange for Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon, and two others. All that stands in the way of this is Schilling's approval, but he is said to be very excited about this.

    In addition, the Red Sox are said to be on the verge of signing free agent closer Keith Foulke, who led the AL in saves last season with 43.

    Potential Red Sox pithing rotation next season:

    Pedro Martinez
    Curt Schilling
    Derek Lowe
    Tim Wakefield
    Byun Hung Kym

    Keith Foulke closing

    Shit, that is IMPRESSIVE! I hope to hell Theo Epstein makes this happen!

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    Schilling also wants a contract extension before this will happen

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    Originally posted by IainDaniel
    Schilling also wants a contract extension before this will happen
    Word is he wants a two year extension, which the Red Sox would be willing to give him. It's very possible Pedro Martinez will not be around after next season, and having Schilling around will bridge the gap between Pedro and whatever ace the Sox can land next.

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    I guess it is meant to happen by Friday, Schilling had a news conference Yesterday, and has spoken to Boston Management.

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    MLB gave Schilling 72 hours to make a decision, and since it's a holiday week, that 72 hours expires Friday at 5:00 PM. Red Sox management is flying out to Arizona tonight to meet with him tomorrow.

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    I was at the gym last night and a guy told me the Sox are trying to pick up a big pitcher. since i dont watch tv that much i had no idea who he was talking about til late last night when on espn.com. i saw it and was like HOLY SHIT.

    That would be incredible if the Sox got Schilling (and Foulke now too??? WOW).

    That would be awesome. It's just like in the NBA, where all the good players are trying/get traded to get on the preverbial nasty teams (Payton, Malone-Lakers.......Jamison, Antoine-Mavs). Guess the sox gotta keep up with the yanks (who arent doing shabby themselves as they are on the verge of signing Sheffield)


    Now, alls we need is A-Rod (moving Nomar to 3rd) at short and Vlad in right field!

    Everything is coming up Millhouse. I mean Red Sox.

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    This is fantastic. I so feared that the Yankees would ship out Soriano for Shilling, which would be a huge mistake.

    Plus, it almost guarantees that Steinbrenner will open up the wallet for Colon and Sheff, and a stellar set up man like Hawkins.

    Matsui is not out of the picture either.

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    Originally posted by Flex
    Now, alls we need is A-Rod (moving Nomar to 3rd) at short and Vlad in right field!

    Dude, those A-Rod rumors just won't die! He said he'll accept a trade to two teams: Boston or New York. However, I don't see either team willing to pick up the remainder of that ludicrous contract, especially not Boston if they are unable to move Manny to another team. Steinbrenner just might be stupid enough out of desperation if the Sox land Schilling though.

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    Originally posted by Twin Peak
    This is fantastic. I so feared that the Yankees would ship out Soriano for Shilling, which would be a huge mistake.

    Plus, it almost guarantees that Steinbrenner will open up the wallet for Colon and Sheff, and a stellar set up man like Hawkins.

    Matsui is not out of the picture either.
    Arizona wanted both Soriano AND Nick Johnson for Schilling, which NY would not accept. Now Arizona is accepting what seems to be much less in Brandon Lyon, Casey Fossum, and two minor leaguers. Rumor has it the AZ owner and Steinbrenner do NOT get along, and Arizona accepting the Boston offer was in part to piss off George. That does not surprise me. This certainly would cause George to open his wallet, especially since it appears Andy Pettitte could very well sign with the Astros.

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    Originally posted by Flex


    That would be incredible if the Sox got Schilling (and Foulke now too??? WOW).
    If this goes down, with our starting five, Foukle as the closer, and Williamson, Timlin, and Embree working middle relief, we'd have arguably the best pitching staff in baseball.

    Can ya tell I'm excited???

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    Originally posted by I Are Baboon
    AZ owner and Steinbrenner do NOT get along, and Arizona accepting the Boston offer was in part to piss off George.

    People don't like George

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    Originally posted by I Are Baboon
    Arizona wanted both Soriano AND Nick Johnson for Schilling, which NY would not accept. Now Arizona is accepting what seems to be much less in Brandon Lyon, Casey Fossum, and two minor leaguers. Rumor has it the AZ owner and Steinbrenner do NOT get along, and Arizona accepting the Boston offer was in part to piss off George. That does not surprise me. This certainly would cause George to open his wallet, especially since it appears Andy Pettitte could very well sign with the Astros.
    Yeah, it was a good deal for the Sox, but it would have been a crappy one for the Yanks.

    I am really happy it happened. Now just wait and see what George will do. If his baseball people keep him in line, it will be good things to come.

    The Sox won't land Vlad, or any other superstar, except maybe Foulke. A-Rod for Manny may very well happen, but if A-Rod goes over Nomar and Manny are gone, so its not much of an improvement, talent-wise.

    As a Yankee fan this is a win-win situation.

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    Originally posted by I Are Baboon
    Dude, those A-Rod rumors just won't die! He said he'll accept a trade to two teams: Boston or New York. However, I don't see either team willing to pick up the remainder of that ludicrous contract, especially not Boston if they are unable to move Manny to another team. Steinbrenner just might be stupid enough out of desperation if the Sox land Schilling though.
    It supposedly woud be Arod for Manny straight up. They're waiting on the Texas owners to agree.

    If so, what woould happen to Nomar? Would he move to 3rd (hopefully), or would they trade him(hopefully not). Personally, i love nomar. the guy is an overall great bball player. he hits for both average and power, has the best arm of any shortstop, always hustles and wants to win as bad as anyone. but i guess if they bring in Arod, they'll still be making an upgrade.....Nomar would be missed
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    Originally posted by Flex
    It supposedly woud be Arod for Manny straight up. They're waiting on the Texas owners to agree.

    If so, what woould happen to Nomar? Would he move to 3rd (hopefully), or would they trade him(hopefully not). Personally, i love nomar. the guy is an overall great bball player. he hits for both average and power, has the best arm of any shortstop, always hustles and wants to win as bad as anyone. but i guess if they bring in Arod, they'll still be making an upgrade.....Nomar would be missed
    I am guessing if A-Rod comes to Boston, Nomar would be shopped around. Since Nomar's contract is up and there is a chance he'll test free agency, the Sox might try to get something for him now, rather than wait until next off season and get nothing in return. I'd hate to see Nomar go.

    Manny for A-Rod straight up would be cool, but I hear salary issues are getting in the way of that deal. It'd be nice to find a way to keep A-rod AND Nomar. Hell, move one them to 2nd base to fill the void left by Todd Walker.

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    Originally posted by Flex
    It supposedly woud be Arod for Manny straight up. They're waiting on the Texas owners to agree.
    Just how stupid are the Texas owners anyway? Offensively the two are almost equal, but defensively, Arod is head and shoulders better.

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