Friday, June 20, 2008

Schilling is Probably Done

The bad news: Curt Schilling's pitching career is likely over. He was a true great on the mound, vastly underrated during the early portions of his career, and simply dominant during large stretches of his prime.

The worse news: There is now nothing standing in the way of Curt Schilling's broadcasting and/or political careers.

7 comments:

themarksmith said...

Darn, I was hoping for a blood stain on the shoulder this time.

Dre said...

Another member of the Hall of Very Good

I never minded Schilling's mouth, he just said what most of us were thinking anyway.

tadthebad said...

Dre, do his playoff performances push him to the HOF? Twice finished second to Johnson and Santana for Cy when those guys had unbelievable seasons. Very high K's with low walks. Without him, the Sox don't win in 2004. Whatever his merit, I think he get's in.

Also, let's not forget his significant charitable work. He really "put his money where his mouth is" over the years.

tadthebad said...

Oh, almost forgot. He's very focused on growing his business. I don't see him going to the booth or seeking office.

Justin Zeth said...

Schilling will reach the Hall of Fame with ease. It won't look like ease, because he'll get swamped on the ballot initially by Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz all hitting the ballot at roughly the same time. A few years, those guys get cleared off, and then Schilling will rapidly gain support. He'll make it in about his 6th, 7th year of eligibility, I think, and Smoltz similarly.

John Peterson said...

Are you kidding? I can't wait for "Curt Schilling's broadcasting and/or political careers."

s1c said...

HOF for Schill? I asked Rob Neyer about this and he thought, before the 07 season that he needed to get to the 230-235 win range. However, when you look at his post season performances that gets him closer to the Hall. I think he makes it in @ 10 years, 3rd year on the ballot.

Right now, I'm thinking the Rays will come calling next year around the all star break and will sign him to a contract. Especially since the Sox forced the Rehab on him over the advice of Dr. Morgan (who said initially he would be back in September at the latest).

Only Schilling would cause controversy on an injury.