Transaction Analysis

Diamondbacks sign Curt Schilling to a 3 year, $33 million extension

Somebody please tell us: are they bankrupt or not???  Right now the  Diamondbacks are making a very risky move giving Curt Schilling an $11 million per year extension for 3 years.  Schilling is 34 years old with a 38-year old arm.  While he's still one of the more effective pitchers in the league, it's hard to see that lasting much longer.  If he could stay healthy and as effective as he has been for the length of the contract this would be a terrific move, but we all know that just won't happen. They're investing money that we're not sure they have in a commodity that could easily get injured.  That's just not smart business for an organization that needs to start practicing good business practices.

Triple Steal Rating: Single

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TripleSteal Rating Scale:
Grand Slam - A can't miss move; automatically makes the team considerably better.
Home Run -
A great move; will help the team now and down the road.
Triple -
A good move; plugs a temporary hole or will help in the future.
Double -
An average move; team will get what they paid for.
Single -
A head-scratcher; could help, but we definitely don't see how.
Out -
A panic move; tells fans "hey, we're trying..."
Double Play -
A disaster; will make fans angry just thinking about it.© 2000 JBaseball

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