I heard last week from my brother that Philly talk radio was abuzz with Curt Schilling rumors. I found that the Phils had made inquiries as to Schilling's availability with the D-Backs but were turned down flat. I thought that that was, as they say, the end of that.
Then today my friend Mike sent me this link to am Arizona Republic article advocating Schilling's departure. Here's what I sent in response:
I love reading local sports op/ed pieces. They are so myopic. The guy is a moron. He claims that Schilling moaned his way out of Philly when he stuck it out with a moribund franchise for years, literally. He claims that Schilling is so upset that he's not the #1 guy that he wants out of Arizona. Schilling has been the second best starter in the NL for two years. Ben Sheets is the #1 pitcher on the Brewers. Whose shoes would you rather be in? He also claims that Schilling is ready to fall apart because of his age and some poorly pitched games at the end of the year. Yeah, right.
Hey, I hope the D-Backs take this shmegegi's advice and trade Schilling to the Phils. They can get by with Brian Anderson and Miguel Batista if they want. Good luck.