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How About Curt Schilling For One Year?

There's already a growing concern that the Detroit Tigers are skewing a little too far toward the old side after trading for Edgar Renteria. That's not going to change if - as expected - the team re-signs Kenny Rogers and Todd Jones in the off-season.

But I'm of the opinion that the Tigers could use another veteran starting pitcher in addition to Rogers. That doesn't necessarily mean I'd like to see another 40-year-old join Detroit's rotation. But there is one who might be interested.

Curt Schilling filed for free agency yesterday, and the Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox aren't expected to bring him back unless he's willing to accept a contract with a low base salary and heavy on incentive bonuses. After stating on the radio that he's only looking for a one-year deal, Schilling wrote a post about his free agency on his blog and listed 12 teams that meet his family's assorted criteria, including the ability to contend for a post-season spot.

Cleveland, Detroit, Anaheim, New York Mets, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A., S.D., Arizona, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis, Milwaukee

Schilling started 24 games for the Red Sox this past season, finishing with a 9-8 record and 3.87 ERA over 151 1/3 innings. He struck out 101 batters while issuing only 23 walks. During Boston's post-season run, Schilling had a 3-0 record and 3.00 ERA in five starts (24 innings). He allowed 25 hits, and 16 strikeouts with three walks.

But Schilling likely doesn't have the gas to pitch 200 innings and start 30+ games anymore. And it's been heavily discussed how he's tried to make the adjustment from power fireballer to finesse craftsman.

Knowing that it would only be for one year, holding a spot in the starting rotation until prospects such as Andrew Miller or Dallas Trahern are ready for prime time, is Schilling worth the Tigers' interest?

(via MLB Trade Rumors)