First it was Jonathan Papelbon, now Curt Schilling is fired up about the possibility of pitching on a staff with Twins ace Johan Santana next season.
Schilling shared some thoughts on the potential trade of Santana in his blog today and he doesn’t think the price will get too high for world champs to walk away from a potential deal.
“If we make the move we’ll have done so with Theo knowing whatever he had to trade to acquire him he can restock those spots either from within, or via trade,” Schilling wrote on 38pitches.com. “How much is too much when you’re talking about trading for the best left handed pitcher in the game? How much is too much when you consider what he and Josh could do over the next 5-6 years.”
“Whatever is too much I am more than confident that we won’t get there. Based on the offers I know are out there I can’t see anyone outbidding us talent wise. The second part of this deal is the one that really narrows this down to a few suitors at most. Whatever contract Johan negotiates God Bless Him. If you were going to set a record for a contract with a starting pitcher this guy and about 3-4 others in the game would be the best bets.”
Schilling is also under the impression that there could be some activity on Santana tonight.
“Winter around here seems to be a lot funner these past few years and I think it may get a lot more interesting before the nights over,” the big righty concluded in his posting.