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Schilling Back To The D-Backs ?

Posted by Mike on November 12, 2008

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Per AZ Central:

Missed this from last week: Curt Schilling went on KTAR and said the Diamondbacks would be a team he would be interested in pitching for next season.

He was asked how big of a pull Arizona is. He said:

“A ton. If I come back and play, it will be for half of a season. It will be for a contending team. It will be done in a way that won’t create a lot of B.S. but the fact of the matter is, I’ll have that choice. Arizona is absolutely one of those teams I would consider. I love Josh Byrnes. I’m a huge Bob Melvin fan. He caught me in 1988 when I was in the big leagues. Again, that’s how old I am. But the point is, I’ll have my choice and I’ll do it in a way that hopefully will ensure that I’ll be pitching for a team with a chance to get to October because I’ve always felt like I’m decent in October and I perform pretty well and I would like to get back on that stage. I’ll have an opportunity to pick and choose and I will pick and choose a team that is in contention and I fully expect that team to be in contention.”

So it sounds like Schilling is going to pull a Roger Clemens, where he works out on his own for the first part of the season before signing with a team of his choice. I guess there’s really no reason to get too worked up about it now.

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