I thought Roger Clemens wanted to go to a contender. When you have more money than you know what to do with, what's the difference between a million or two per month? He could have gone to Boston to end his career where it started. He'd make that starting five the best in baseball. They have a legitimate shot to win the World Series.
Yet Clemens finally took a staggering pro-rated $28 million contract to pitch in pin stripes. That's $4.5 million per month and he gets days off when he's not pitching. Just think he'll still get meal money when he's on the road.
This is the team that signed Carl Pavano to a four-year, $39.95-million deal, and what did they get out of it? He's out for the season again, might have Tommy John surgery, and could be done for the remainder of his contract. It worked out to him getting $16,000 per pitch. Thinking about that kind of money for so little work makes it hard to breath for a second. Talk about stupidity and desperation for some starting pitching.
Clemens must not have wanted to pitch in the post season because at this rate the Yankees will be at home the same time as the Royals and Nationals.
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