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Postby Wozzyck » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:57 am

From today's Boston Globe:

The Red Sox have communicated with Roger Clemens's agents, the Hendricks brothers, over the past few days to express their interest in the future Hall of Famer if he elects to play in 2006.

Clemens, who was not offered salary arbitration by the Houston Astros, was informed of the contact, and sources close to Clemens said the pitcher reacted positively to the scenario of a return to Boston.


http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/12/11/red_sox_discussing_clemens/
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Postby thedude » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:07 pm

Clemens has stated time and again how he wants to near his family in Texas. As much as the Red Sox and Yankees want I do not think he will leave Houston. If he wants to play again, he will resign with the 'Stros on May 1st.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:35 pm

But Texas might could make a run at him, as he would be sorely needed in a Rangers uniform.
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Postby George_Foreman » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:38 pm

And sorely too expensive, methinks. >_<
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Postby quietstorm » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:00 pm

It would also kill his stats to play in Arlington.
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Postby bceagles04 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:17 pm

As a sox fan, him coming to beantown woudl be so incredible...finally give fans a real goodbye...what happened in the mid 90's with the Sox and Clemens was real ugly, for him to come back would be great! He could end his career with his true colors!
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Postby El Gaupo » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:39 pm

bceagles04 wrote:As a sox fan, him coming to beantown woudl be so incredible...finally give fans a real goodbye...what happened in the mid 90's with the Sox and Clemens was real ugly, for him to come back would be great! He could end his career with his true colors!



as a sox fan I would like to see him go f#@K himself
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Postby rich101682 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:09 pm

El Gaupo wrote:
bceagles04 wrote:As a sox fan, him coming to beantown woudl be so incredible...finally give fans a real goodbye...what happened in the mid 90's with the Sox and Clemens was real ugly, for him to come back would be great! He could end his career with his true colors!



as a sox fan I would like to see him go f#@K himself


That seriously made me laugh out loud. And it takes a lot to make me do that.
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Postby quietstorm » Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:34 pm

OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:
quietstorm wrote:It would also kill his stats to play in Arlington.


Does it really matter? Sure his numbers will go up moderately, but he did have a sub 2.00 ERA last year...

Kill is too powerful of a statement...
I'm not certain it is:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor
http://www.sportfanatics.net/Baseball/F ... istics.htm

In both measures, Arlington is significantly worse for pitchers than Houston.

His ERA last year wouldn't continue even in Petco, so expecting it to remain nearly the same in Arlington would be folly. (Of course, his ERA was even lower in away games last year, but his home run rate and walk rate were both higher, and his strikeout rate was lower. That his ERA was lower away was, I think, pure coincidence.)
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