Clemens will pitch for Astros

acr*
05-30-2006, 03:57 PM
http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-sprog0530,0,6890705.story?coll=ny-sports-headlines

Damn. I wish we could've got him considering our #4 is on the shelf and our #5 is the worst pitcher in the American League.

GKJ
05-30-2006, 04:05 PM
I never got my hopes up, so I'm not dissapointed

dabid
05-30-2006, 04:06 PM
We will trade Clement for Clemens. :sarcasm:

Greek_physique
05-30-2006, 04:06 PM
Astro's look good again.

Bubbles
05-30-2006, 04:15 PM
3.5 million a month, maybe 6 starts a month, which means...

580,000 a start. Not a bad job, if you can get it. Or if you factor it by days, around 100,000 a day. Can you imagine getting 100,000 a day for maybe 20 days sitting on a bench, watching a baseball game?

KesselBuiltMyHotrod
05-30-2006, 04:16 PM
Gammons on ESPN said it wasn't done yet, but he expects it to get done within 48 hours.

KH1
05-30-2006, 05:14 PM
No surprise there. There was an outside chance of Clemens going to the Yankees and a negligible chance of him going to Boston, but I don't think his return to the Astros was seriously in doubt.

mr gib
05-31-2006, 11:26 AM
14 million - ( well the tv said 14 ) - the websites are saying 22 mil

Bruinaholic
05-31-2006, 11:34 AM
It would have been cool to see the Rocket back in Boston but im afraid he would have gotten knocked around in the AL East....wise move staying in Houston

I can see him going 12-5 w/ 2.85era and 150K's in 22 starts

chris_dub
05-31-2006, 01:32 PM
It's official: (http://www.tsn.ca/news_story.asp?ID=167473&hubName=main)

1 Year...$22 million and $22 dollars...scheduled to start on June 22nd...oh yeah, he stepped to the podium at 12:22pmET

Really overdoing the whole ''22'' thing, but I guess you can when you're making more money than Jesus.

Jaysfanatic*
05-31-2006, 02:31 PM
Well good thing I picked him up in my baseball pool a couple hours ago.

KesselBuiltMyHotrod
05-31-2006, 04:59 PM
On PTI, Clemens says if it was about the money, he would've quit 10 years ago. Yeah, right. :biglaugh:

Greek_physique
06-01-2006, 12:33 PM
It's official: (http://www.tsn.ca/news_story.asp?ID=167473&hubName=main)

1 Year...$22 million and $22 dollars...scheduled to start on June 22nd...oh yeah, he stepped to the podium at 12:22pmET

Really overdoing the whole ''22'' thing, but I guess you can when you're making more money than Jesus.

:eek: WOW

hockydude5000
06-01-2006, 01:00 PM
He's only getting a prorated percentage of that contract, in the end, he'll get $12.25 million. But I tell ya, you can make a heck of a life with 12 million bucks :biglaugh:.

Biggsy
06-02-2006, 02:35 PM
Yeah i knew if he came back he was goin back there unless they were totally down and out

KesselBuiltMyHotrod
06-07-2006, 06:39 PM
No surprise there. There was an outside chance of Clemens going to the Yankees and a negligible chance of him going to Boston, but I don't think his return to the Astros was seriously in doubt.
Not that it matters anymore, but I've heard this sentiment from many Yankee fans. Clemens says otherwise (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2006/06/07/clemens_is_a_minor_sensation/).

``I keep hearing I was going to stay in Houston all along, but believe me, if that's the case, I wouldn't have gone through what I went through," said Clemens. ``At one point, I asked 20 different family members and I had five different responses. There were those who wanted me in Boston. Those who wanted me in New York. Those who wanted me in Texas. Those who wanted me in Houston. Those who wanted me to retire."

And in the end?

``It was Houston and Boston," he said.

``People can write and say that it was always Houston, and I keep reading that, but Boston did an unbelievable job. I have so much respect for [Theo Epstein] and the owners. They were aggressive and very attentive. They made me feel like they wanted me there. I appreciate all the effort they made. It was the toughest decision I've ever made in my career."