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Monday, December 01, 2003
Red Sox get RHP Schilling from Arizona in five-player deal.
Boston completed the long-rumored trade for Curt Schilling on Friday, acquiring the hard-throwing righthander from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Casey Fossum and Brandon Lyon and two minor leaguers.

The deal was announced shortly after Schilling agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Red Sox worth a reported $25.5 million. According to ESPN, the deal also includes a mutual option for 2007 at $13 million.

Larry Mahnken: "Now the Red Sox have not only as good an offense as anyone in baseball, but they have one of the very best 1-3 rotations in the game, too, with Martinez, Schilling and Lowe. Schilling's salary makes it difficult for the Red Sox to retain both Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra after this season--perhaps either--and they may have mortgaged their future to take one shot at the World's Championship that has eluded them since 1918, but what a shot it is. The Red Sox, right now, are the best team in baseball, and as it stands, winning next season might be less about things breaking right for them than it is about things not breaking wrong for them." (Replacement Level Yankee Weblog)

Live chat with Curt Schilling from Saturday. (Sons of Sam Horn)

Report: Sheffield agrees to Yankees' contract offer. Three years, $36 - $38 million. (Yahoo!)

Royals agree to terms with Anderson, Randa, Leskanic. (Yahoo!)

Aaron Gleeman: "The trio will make over $8 million next year and Anderson alone will make over $3 million in 2005. For a team that is about six months away from complaining about 'not being able' to keep Carlos Beltran, these re-signings strike me as bad moves." (Aaron's Baseball Blog)

Tossing BP With Will Carroll. Rich Lederer interviews the Baseball Prospectus author. (Rich's Weekend Baseball BEAT)

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