Curt Schilling, baseball journeyman, from the Orioles to the Phillies to the Diamondbacks to the Red Sox, has begun talking about his future in baseball.
Or possibly the Tampa Bay Rays.
He’s not sure yet. One or the other, though.
Schilling, who has a career mark of 216-146, said money would not be a major issue. He’s looking for a team that has championship potential and has never won a title.
I’ve no real opposition to Schilling in a Cubs uniform. My only question — do the Cubs need Schilling? What would he bring to the team? I look at the starting pitchers we have — Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, Ted Lilly, Sean Marshall, and Rich Harden among them — and I don’t see a role for Schilling. And I’m not aware of Schilling ever really being a mentor to younger pitchers, the way Greg Maddux was.
As I said, I’m not opposed to Schilling. I always liked the High Heat Baseball games that he was the cover athlete for. But for Schilling as a Cub? I’m just… baffled.
But it’s not like Schilling is the only baseball veteran still looking for a place to play this coming season. Take Manny Ramirez, for instance; he has a minor league contract with the Toledo Mud Hens on the table. Pedro Martinez is looking for a team, too.
Go Cubs! :cubs: