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Clemens signs with the Astros - FOR REAL EDITION
2006-05-31 10:27
by Bob Timmermann

The Minnesota Twins on June 22 are scheduled to be Roger Clemens first major league opponent of the 2006 season.

This is news is from the Astros' website.

2006-05-31 11:11:43
1.   Humma Kavula
Can anybody try to quantify the difference he'll make for the 'Stros at this point? They are clinging to a winning record, 6.5 games back of St. Louis, and 3.5 games back of the Wild Card (with Los Angeles, Cinci, Philly, Atlanta, San Diego, and Colorado ahead of them and San Fran and Milwaukee nipping at their heels).

3.5 GB isn't a lot on May 31, but with 9 teams in the mix for the wild card, can Clemens make the difference over a half-season?

2006-05-31 11:18:59
2.   Bob Timmermann
I can't believe the Astros think that Clemens is a better solution than Taylor Buchholz!
2006-05-31 11:29:27
3.   Humma Kavula
Well, there's that.
2006-05-31 11:52:36
4.   Shaun P
Perhaps the Astros are not thinking about how many wins Clemens adds to the ledger, but how many more butts Clemens puts in the seats? Maybe even on the nights he doesn't pitch, just knowing that he's back will create 'buzz' and lead to more tickets sold?

I also think its great that he gets to play with his eldest son, even if it is an A-ball game, and not in the majors.

2006-05-31 12:35:59
5.   rbs10025
1 3/5 of the Astros current rotation has less than 2 years experience in the bigs. As much as I love Wandy (man has he matured in the past year) and Buchholz (I'll call him mature when he starts shaving), I think three rooks or near-rooks in your rotation is playing with fire.

2 Maybe they're thinking he'll be better than Fernando Nieve?

4 Too true. To use the phrase from an old Astros fan site, the AIS (Asses In Seats) factor is high when Roger pitches.

2006-05-31 15:12:17
6.   Eric Enders
4 The kid's on the DL now though.

I wouldn't be too surprised if the contract included some sort of provision about Koby getting a September callup.

2006-05-31 15:15:15
7.   Bob Timmermann
The Newsday article yesterday said Clemens would be paid $10.5 million, but apparently it will be $12.2 million.

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