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May 6, 2007, 10:36 p.m. |
Well hey, I never said things would be fine. The Yanks are still gonna be fighting to keep their heads above water this year. They are averaging the most runs per game in the majors, yet they are a game under .500 thanks to the inconsistent starters and crappy-assed middle relief. Clemens, even if he maintains the 2.30 ERA he had last year will be but a finger in the dike; he still gets the ball just once every five days.
Yeah, so they have another aging pitcher who can dump it to the middle relief and everything will be fine... Oh, right.
It's a lot of money, but until they traded General Custer, they were on the hook for $16 million to him. So when all is said and done, Clemens is costing 'em just $2.5 million more than they originally had on the books this season.
84.He's still no Julio FrancoMan, that must be sweet. Every single time you hit a dinger, you automatically become the oldest player to hit a home run.
holy jeez, when he did start in baseball, like the early 80's?
Actually, it's prorated, so it's $28 million for a full season of work, which will end up really being closer to $18.5 million. He's on a minor league contract right now, so the clock doesn't start on the big money until he comes to the big leagues.Still, it's an aweful lot of money...-JMP
Ole Roger Clemens is no dummy. He just sat back and waited for injuries to happen, then wrote a number in the blank check the Yankees desperately handed him. I'll be he used a voo-doo doll to cause Phil Hughs's hamstring injury and paid that Red Sox dude to break Karstens's leg with a line drive; and of course, with Pavano, all he had to do was wait for the guy to realize for the third time that he gets paid whether he pitches or not, so why bother?And voila! $28 million bucks for 4 months of work.