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Thu, 11/19/2009 - 4:58pm  

Schilling on Bay: Don't count out NY

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling appeared on The Big Show on Thursday afternoon to discuss Jason Bay, Adrian Gonzalez and Alex Gonzalez, among other topics. Schilling suggested that the Sox' efforts should be focused on re-signing Bay and acquiring Roy Halladay in a trade with the Blue Jays.

 

Schilling suggested that Bay represents the best available position player on the market, both because the Sox need to address their opening in left field, and because Bay has demonstrated his ability to succeed in Boston and the American League. By contrast, Schilling suggested, Matt Holliday has not proven that he could succeed in the AL or in such a highly scrutinized environment.

 

"If I’m going to go out and spend the years and the money that we’re talking about spending, I don’t want to have any questions," Schilling said. "At the end of the day, I’m looking at a guy who I know is playing in this market, who can perform in October, who at the end of the season is going to be 30 [homers] and 110 [RBI]."

 

Asked where he imagined Bay would land this offseason, Schilling emphasized that the Sox should never count out the Yankees, especially after last year's Mark Teixeira sweepstakes.

 

"It's always the years," Schilling said. "They seem to be always OK with going one more year."

 

For highlights of the interview, visit the 38 Pitches Blog. To hear the interview, visit the Big Show audio on demand page.

 

 




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