Re: Earliest Date to sign Clemens
- From: "Dano" <janeanddano@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 12:01:33 -0400
"TC" <tim.njean@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Exactly...for what it's worth (probably not much) it seems unlikely to me
"QuiGon" <QuiGon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
7/"Marcello" <marcello@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I am curious, it Clemens waiting to sign at this point due to a period of
time he can't sign because of his contract with Houston, or is he just
resigned to not wanting to play the first half of the season? If it is a
contract thing, what is the earliest date he can sign. Anyone have a
He can sign today for any team he wants except Houston. He cannot talk
to them until May 1 (which is only 5 days away). The talking heads on
WEEI seem convinced that things are going to "start progressing rapidly"
beginning next week and that we will probably have a decision within the
next 2 weeks. I am not so sure I am as optimistic as they are.
Kind of tough to actually agree with WEEI's Big Show, but Ordway made
logical points last night. He'll take the offer that allows him the
flexibilty to attend family events AND make the most money. His agents
have always been creative in squeezing the last dollar out in contracts,
and should be expected to do the same now. Oh, sure, they'll have Roger
say things now and then as to what team he's leaning towards, but only if
they feel it will help him get more money or more flexibility.
Why should Roger feel any loyalty to any team at this point? If he's
going to pitch at all, it may as well be for a boatload of money.
that the Yankees would be inclined to grant the special treatment required
simply because they have always placed such a high priority (rightly or
wrongly) on the so-called "Yankee Way". If they make any concessions to
Roger their house of cards will come tumbling down with all the superstar
egos they always build their teams with.
Houston would still seem most attractive because it is "home", but will they
want to spend all that cash?
I think in many ways his family still considers the Boston area their second
home, especially to his wife, if you believe what is said and written...who
knows? Doubtful anyone reading and posting here. More important still is
the baseball history. By nearly all accounts this DOES mean something to
Clemens and should factor in. I'm not silly enough to think he will come
cheap, but I don't think he'll have to. I think Theo and this ownership
understands completely how valuable this could be to the franchise. The
marketing value, for years to come, for baseball history as it pertains to
the ballclub itself, could be absolutely staggering IMHO.
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