I was reading today on CnnSi.com that Clemens is expected to make a decision between the yankee's, RedSocks, and Astros to play this year with alot of "experts" saying the yankees have the inside edge because of having Andy back in the fold. My questions are: First Do we even need Clemens? And Also I am wondering what all of you think about Clemens retiring every year just so he can come back make 20 million and start in july. Pretty Much he would be a playoff pitcher with the rest of the regurlar season as spring training. With his track record of hit or miss playoff outings do you think he would be a differnce maker? please tell me what you think. Personally i think Clemens is amazing for his age however I dont think it is fair to hold teams hostage and get special privaliages that other players dont. Also I feel that if we are just gonna get him so the red socks dont what is the point. When one of our pitchers are capable of having the same great or disapointing outing come playoff time. I dont think he is worth 20-25 million for about 15 starts.
We'll know if we need him by mid-season, which is probably when he'll be available.
Randy's a million years old and coming off back surgery. Andy's not that old, but he's pretty injury-prone. Yeah, I think we may need the Rocket. Especially looking at Boston's probable starting rotation.
His split finger is still the most lethal pitch in baseball right now. It's getting to a point where it's still at 89-91 consistently but it's got more of a 11-5 break instead of a 1-7 break it would usually have on a right handed pitcher which makes it a lot more useful against some of the very good right handed hitters in the AL. He's got great control of his pitches and can still go 7 innings regularly. Roger still hits 93-94 on his fastball and touches 97-99 regularly throughout a game. I'd love to see him in our rotation and he'd be a great fit and could do a lot of damage if he would play a whole season. And odds are he won't sign with Boston because they want him as a closer and little else and he probably wouldn't close games out.
I WOULDN'T MIND HAVING HIM, BUT THERE'S NO WAY HE PITCHES A FULL SEASON. WHY SHOULD HE, HE'L STILL MAKE A TON OF MONEY LIKE LAST YEAR, AND DO 1/2 THE WORK. ONE THING THOUGH, THE AL LINEUPS ARE MUCH TOUGHER THAN THE NL. DON'T EXPECT THE SAME RESULTS HE GOT WITH HOUSTON. ANYONE WOULD BE BETTER THAN PAVANO. HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY.