As many are aware, Curt Schilling has filed for free agency. He writes about it and updates us on it on his blog at 38pitches. I’ve been thinking about this a little bit, and a lot of folks are unsure whether or not he’ll be coming back. I don’t understand why this isn’t a No-Brainer.
He has said he wants to come back, he is looking for a 1 year deal for $13 millions. What is the problem with this???? This is NOTHING compared to what Boston was willing to pay Roger Clemens for 3 months!!!! For $13 million you get a proven leader with a GREAT postseason resume, and you get him for the whole year!!! There is no doubt he is a better leader and morale boost in the clubhouse than Roger Clemens!!!
Sure, his stuff may not be as good as it used to be, but ask Cleveland and Colorado if it makes a difference that he doesn’t throw 96 mph anymore. He has so much to teach the next batch of young pitching talent the Red Sox have, plus, the guy is a fierce competitor. NOBODY will forget the bloody sock.
I do not see any reason why Boston should balk at his request for a 1 year deal at $13 million when they were considering paying Roger Clemens in the ballpark of $20 million for 3 months of the season.