Curt Schilling announced yesterday that there are 13 teams he would consider playing for next season, with the Boston Red Socks on the top of the list. Following his most recent team are the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles, San Diego Padres and the Milwaukee Brewers.
“There are a million little things that go into this from stadiums to school districts to travel to spring training to etc. etc. etc.,” Schilling wrote on his blog, “but the list represents the teams after Boston that have some of the off the field things that are big to us, plus the potential to go into October next year.”
Schilling seems to have forgotten that the above teams also need to be desperate enough to sign a 41-year old pitcher who does not talk to the media and has been known to speak his mind whenever the hell he feels like it.
ESPN deemed it necessary to note that the New York Yankees were not included on the list, as if they would be interested in a player who has publicly ridiculed them for most of the past decade and brings nothing positive to the clubhouse or the field.
Schilling claims that he is looking for a one-year contract and announced earlier this season that he would like his pay to be similar to this past season, which earned him $13 million. Though most of the teams that he listed could potentially afford that price tag, they would have to recognize that flushing it down the toilet would probably be a better option.
He is tied for 79th overall in career victories, which leaves him 14 behind Jamie Moyer, 23 behind David Wells and 34 behind Mike Mussina.