Tuesday, May 30, 2006

'Stros Wars: A New Hope?

Breaking news from Newsday.com:
Roger Clemens is making yet another comeback with the Houston Astros, Newsday has learned. An announcement is expected as soon as today.

Clemens, 43, has signed a one-year deal that is believed to be worth about $3.5 million per month, which will probably equate to about $10.5 million for the season, depending on when exactly he returns to action.
Is it true? Can there be real pitching once again at Minute Maid Park? Not so fast, reports the Houston Comical:
Roger Clemens may very well be ready to announce he'll play this season, but Astros owner Drayton McLane and general manager Tim Purpura were still waiting today. [snip]

...McLane and Purpura said they were surprised because they were still waiting for an answer from Clemens' agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks.

"We've been standing by," McLane said. "Tim or I have talked to him every two or three days. They haven't given us a decision. They haven't said a word to us about it. That's complete news to me. We haven't finalized the deal yet nor has he told us. Boy that's total news to us."
Hopefully it's only a breakdown in communications somewhere in the Astros main office. (Like that's never happened before.)

Maybe Papa Clemens can whoop those young'uns in the Houston bullpen back into some semblance of shape, and breathe a little life back into the club.

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Blogger Kyle said...

Everyone is still reporting that Newsday jumped the gun, nothing's official or final yet. Let's hope it doesn't stay that way too much longer!

5/30/2006 9:09 PM  

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