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Okay, now it is official, Clemens signs

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by BigSherv, May 31, 2006.

  1. BigSherv

    BigSherv Contributing Member

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    I feel bad my first report was false

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3916966.html


    Astros seal deal with Clemens


    By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ
    Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

    ST. LOUIS - Roger Clemens and the Astros have officially reached an agreement, according to a person in the negotiations who told the Chronicle. A press conference will be announced shortly.
    Clemens, whose 341 career victories are more than any person alive, went 18-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 2004 while winning the National League Cy Young Award, extending his record Cy Young collection to seven.

    After helping the Astros to the National League Championship Series in 2004, he was 13-8 with a major-league best 1.87 ERA last season while helping the Astros reach the franchise’s first World Series. Although Clemens flirted with Boston and the Rangers, his former Astros teammates laughed and cautioned that he’d return to Houston.

    Clemens’ signing should bolster the club.

    “It will add a boost to the team,” ace Roy Oswalt said. “Any time you get a guy like that in the rotation, it would be great.

    We have to have a spark, and hopefully he will give it to us.”

    Catcher Brad Ausmus was pleased.

    “I think it’s a huge boost to our pitching staff,” Ausmus said. “Why? That’s a stupid question. He’s a horse. He’s probably the best pitcher in the history of the game. He’s the type of guy that for a full season you can count on for 200 innings.

    Astros owner Drayton McLane negotiated deep into Tuesday night with Roger Clemens’ agents, and he headed Houston early Wednesday morning.

    “We worked on it last night, so that’s why I’m going to Houston right now,” McLane said as he boarded his private airplane in Temple. “We’ve worked to try to get this thing done.”

    McLane has been optimistic for weeks, and he has made definite progress with Clemens’ agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks.
     
  2. rrj_gamz

    rrj_gamz Contributing Member

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    This is a good thing...Besides the arm, its the mentality of the club house...Yes, its been a rough May, but we are better off than we were last year at this point...

    Now, Roger was a non-factor in the WS, but he should be a great lift during the rest of the campaign...

    Go Stros!!!
     
  3. Austin70

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    He ran out of gas towards the end last year, being off the first few months will help and with his attitude he can light a fire under the Astros asses.
     
  4. The Real Shady

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    Adding Clemens to the starting rotation and moving Neive to the bullpen improve out staff bigtime. I wouldn't be surprised to see Neive turn into our best guy out of the pen.
     
  5. Rocketman95

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    ESPN faints.
     
  6. DallasThomas

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    LOL....



    This is sorta anticlimactic after all the stuff yesterday, but:





    SPLASH!!!
     
  7. SWTsig

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    it's sad that i'm almost more excited about neive moving to the bullpen than i am about clemens jumping in the starting rotation.
     
  8. moligity

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    Why do people keep saying that the Newsday report was "false"?
     
  9. boomer83

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    We signed that old geezer again?
     
  10. wood

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    Astros news conf @ 11.00 am (ct)
     
  11. Molotov Cocktail

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    THANK YOU GOD!!!

    :D
     
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    wonderful, now our offense will be even more anemic than before.
     
  14. RunninRaven

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    Steve Phillips: "Brad, why do you think Clemens addition will bolster your rotation?"

    Brad: "Why? That's a stupid question."
     
  15. MadMax

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    those guys are absolute idiots.

    if the red sox or yankees signed him they'd be on telling you how the greatest pitcher ever is in prime shape and ready to kick ass.
     
  16. Mr. Brightside

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    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me- you can't get fooled again. :)
     
  17. DarkHorse

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    Finally something to be excited about.

    :)
     
  18. Plowman

    Plowman Contributing Member

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    Was there ever any doubt? ;)
     
  19. No Worries

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    The playoff drive begins today.
     
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