Prediction: Schilling wins 23

How many wins will Curt Schilling end up? Who's better, Soriano or Ichiro?

Originally Published: July 17, 2002
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com

Curt Schilling beat the Rockies on Wednesday to win his fourth straight start and improve to 16-3. While 30 wins is out of the question (he's likely to get just 13 more starts), he could become the first pitcher to win 25 games since Bob Welch won 27 for Oakland in 1990.

Schilling received a lot of attention in the first half for his big win total, but his 14 wins prior to the break wasn't all that unusual. In 2000, David Wells was 15-2 at the break; the same year, Randy Johnson was 14-2. ...

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