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utl768
08-24-2012, 05:47 PM
?

MotownWebGuy
08-24-2012, 06:28 PM
Never happen!

TRUTH-TELLER
08-24-2012, 06:56 PM
no sane team (maybe the mets) would touch him

MetsFanatic19
08-24-2012, 07:02 PM
Push.

otatop
08-24-2012, 07:08 PM
no sane team (maybe the mets) would touch him

The Astros would almost definitely sign him to a cheap contract.

abe_froman
08-24-2012, 07:17 PM
over,def

Gritz
08-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Hell

todu82
08-25-2012, 09:59 AM
Dear God I hope Clemens isn't coming back, really don't think a team will take a chance on a 50 year old pitcher.

Jeffy25
08-25-2012, 10:24 AM
naw, I don't think he actually pitches in a MLB game, but I would love it.

whitesoxfan83
08-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Over.

He pitches for the Astros in the last home game of the season.

He pitches well and then he makes his case for the HOF all over again 5 years down the line... after we've discovered how rampant the PED usage still is and was.

MetsFanatic19
08-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Astros have said they would sign him this year. I really wouldn't be surprised if he was their number 1 starter at the end of the season.

VRP723
08-25-2012, 10:53 AM
I bet he pitches a game or two for the Astros.

MotownWebGuy
08-25-2012, 10:58 AM
Over.

He pitches for the Astros in the last home game of the season.

He pitches well and then he makes his case for the HOF all over again 5 years down the line... after we've discovered how rampant the PED usage still is and was.

That's hilarious!

Signed
Bud

The 6-4-3
08-25-2012, 11:35 AM
Dear God I hope Clemens isn't coming back, really don't think a team will take a chance on a 50 year old pitcher.

Couldn't be that much worse than the entire Rockie Staff.

The 6-4-3
08-25-2012, 11:36 AM
Put this old man in Houston again.

It'll give them something/someone to cheer for this season.

Giraffes Rule
08-25-2012, 11:56 AM
I'll go over. Even if the MLB doesn't want him to, I think Jim Crane is determined to bring Clemens in. Would be a nice little **** you for forcing the Astros to the American League.

Yankees90.
08-25-2012, 12:09 PM
Say what you want about Clemens, but if an MLB team signs him, you better believe whatever stadium he is playing in is sold out.

whitesoxfan83
08-25-2012, 10:57 PM
He looked pretty solid tonight for a 50-year old that just started working out.

I still maintain he could be a solid closer.

Driven
08-25-2012, 11:06 PM
Say what you want about Clemens, but if an MLB team signs him, you better believe whatever stadium he is playing in is sold out.
Tampa Bay? Toronto? Baltimore? Kansas City? White Sox? Cleveland? Minnesota? Seattle? Oakland? Miami? Pittsburgh?

MetsFanatic19
08-25-2012, 11:12 PM
Tampa Bay? Toronto? Baltimore? Kansas City? White Sox? Cleveland? Minnesota? Seattle? Oakland? Miami? Pittsburgh?

Houston.

j-bay
08-25-2012, 11:14 PM
Tampa Bay? Toronto? Baltimore? Kansas City? White Sox? Cleveland? Minnesota? Seattle? Oakland? Miami? Pittsburgh?

None of the above, Houston, Texas, or Boston

Driven
08-25-2012, 11:23 PM
I was listing teams that would not sell out for a Clemens start, IMO.

j-bay
08-25-2012, 11:26 PM
I was listing teams that would not sell out for a Clemens start, IMO.

thats fine but in my opinion he would come back to those 3 teams

j-bay
08-25-2012, 11:30 PM
clemens would most likely head to one of the two texas teams, but if we went to a team outside of texas, i would guess boston.

DodgerB24
08-25-2012, 11:35 PM
I'd be shocked if he doesn't pitch at least one game for Houston.

Utd7
08-26-2012, 01:02 AM
Over. Houston will sign him and use the opportunity he pitches to sell out Minute Maid and bring in some added revenue while also drumming up some interest in the Astros since they haven't been relevant all season. That's the only reason I can see them signing him.

StealingSigns
08-26-2012, 01:05 AM
I was listing teams that would not sell out for a Clemens start, IMO.

To be fair, he never was a draw in Toronto during his prime. Maybe we knew what he was up to?

We had Canseco too...

Vintage
08-26-2012, 12:48 PM
He proved yesterday at age 50 that he can still throw the ball in the upper 80s

It would help set his HOF clock back 5 years.

They need all the help they can get...

bringinwood
08-26-2012, 12:49 PM
Think of the rewards... Is Clemens going to be a Cy young contending force for a team because the negative publicity he would bring to an organization would only be justified by an MVP type our Cy young caliber player... Just ask bonds or Ramirez...

If hr did come back and a team took a shot, it would be a publicity stunt.... I can't see a team doing that...

But, I would love to see him try to... That would be very intriguing...

bringinwood
08-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Btw, someone mentioned the rangers ? No chance they take that on... They already have enough potentially negative publicity situations between Hamiltons Heroin addiction and washingtons crack addiction..

They've been a world series contender for 4 years now... Adding Clemens wouldn't help their draw...

infernoscurse
08-26-2012, 12:56 PM
yes they should, i hate the guy but as a marketable idea for a team that sucks at the moment? why not, you milk the cow as much as you can, the season is over so any extra money you profit is gain plus the exposure from tv , espn etc etc

plus the pitchers could also be mentored as they move to the AL next year.

Jeffy25
08-26-2012, 12:58 PM
I'd love to see it, it would be neat.

Just pitch a game lol

Vintage
08-26-2012, 12:58 PM
I also say he should.

Nothing to lose. They get a little more highlights / buzz. If he does well, maybe he returns next year too once they move to the AL. If he does bad, he can become a coach.

bosox3431
08-26-2012, 01:01 PM
I never thought about it until reading the first post, but that's probably Clemens hopes. He sets the hof clock back another 5 years and by then this might be cooled off. Bonds will likely be in by then, opening the flood gates for users.

Giraffes Rule
08-26-2012, 01:20 PM
Yeah, why not? Other guys that used or are suspected of using PEDs are still in the league, don't see why Clemens should be held to a different standard.

He's gonna get lit up though. His splitter was garbage last night.

Ares
08-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Absolutely.

Rocket has to be wary of line drives back to the mound, a good shot and he might just explode into dust.

Skeem3227
08-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Wow, he dominated in a game against guys who aren't good enough to play in even the lowest minor league. Next, you'll tell me he threw a no-hitter against a junior college team...

People seem to forget that he was, at best, mediocre when he was done in '07--and that was five years ago.

MetsFanatic19
08-26-2012, 01:47 PM
Sure. The Astros sell a few more seats and it gives people more reasons to enjoy baseball in September.

Vintage
08-26-2012, 01:54 PM
It really can't get much worse for Houston. I ears the Royals were in attendance as well.

The 6-4-3
08-26-2012, 02:01 PM
Wow, he dominated in a game against guys who aren't good enough to play in even the lowest minor league. Next, you'll tell me he threw a no-hitter against a junior college team...

People seem to forget that he was, at best, mediocre when he was done in '07--and that was five years ago.

I couldn't name 5 guys on the Astros.
This would generate a lot of excitement and generate some buzz.

Yankee Clipper
08-26-2012, 02:20 PM
It will put some butts in the seats, so yeah why not.

Pinstripe pride
08-27-2012, 09:17 AM
couldn't hurt. not like they can get any worse

Pinstripe pride
08-27-2012, 09:19 AM
under

YEDN90
08-27-2012, 09:31 AM
Dont see why not.

MotownWebGuy
08-27-2012, 09:39 AM
He proved yesterday at age 50 that he can still throw the ball in the upper 80s

It would help set his HOF clock back 5 years.

They need all the help they can get...

Astros already know what Bud Selig & Co will say about your idea. Besides, there's no proof Roger can get High-A or AA batters out yet.

One step at a time please. Your idea won't get shown to Bud until Clemens proves he can pitch well to real hitters. Then Clemens and his agent will find out how well this sits in Selig's stomach.

I'm guessing Bud gets a base case of indigestion and silently dismisses the idea.... the same way he dismissed Barry, Sosa .....etc.

DJYankee
08-27-2012, 10:07 AM
Do they have a choice. There barely watchable.

Method28
08-27-2012, 08:04 PM
They should sign him....and leave him stranded on the mound.
If he's getting torn apart....good. Leave him all alone out there as punishment for the embarassment he caused the teams and fans of the teams he's played for. @sshole.

Method28
08-27-2012, 08:08 PM
I don't like Clemens lol

H-MYK
08-27-2012, 08:11 PM
I'd rather just see him retired.

thawv
08-30-2012, 05:34 PM
The word is that if Rogers Clemens does well in his next start on 9/7 for the Sugar land Skeeters, he will join the Astros and face the Cubs on 9/12.

My opinion is that he wants to buy 5 more years before he's eligible for the HOF. Maybe the voters will forget that he juiced?

beldugo
08-30-2012, 06:01 PM
The word is that if Rogers Clemens does well in his next start on 9/7 for the Sugar land Skeeters, he will join the Astros and face the Cubs on 9/12.

My opinion is that he wants to buy 5 more years before he's eligible for the HOF. Maybe the voters will forget that he juiced?

That's the reason for sure, the Astros are a bad team right now, but if they sign Clemens they will become a real joke to professional sports. :facepalm:

dtmagnet
08-30-2012, 06:09 PM
I hope he does.

WadeKobe
09-01-2012, 10:10 PM
Love Clemens. Love this.

MoisesFTW
09-01-2012, 10:27 PM
dont see why not. would give astros fans something to cheer about :laugh2:

Captain Moroni
09-02-2012, 12:05 AM
no sane team (maybe the mets) would touch him

Mike piazza would forbid it

Jeffy25
09-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Clemens
"I don't see it happening"

Referring to pitching in the big leagues in 2012

KingPosey
09-04-2012, 03:39 PM
he looked sooooooooooooooo ****ing fat in his first comeback start lol

metswon69
09-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Even if he claims to the contrary i still believe he will pitch this year.

He will probably wait to the last Astros home game and take the mound for them.

It's a good way to sell some tickets which i am sure in Houston has been really hard to do.

jlohm1
09-04-2012, 07:43 PM
I bet he pitches a game or two for the Astros.

unfortunately, your probably right.

If it turns out he's really doing this to delay his HOF voting because he used PED's, then it's something that MLB should look into.

Jeffy25
09-04-2012, 08:10 PM
Even if he claims to the contrary i still believe he will pitch this year.

He will probably wait to the last Astros home game and take the mound for them.

It's a good way to sell some tickets which i am sure in Houston has been really hard to do.

They had a lot of fans at their last home game last year :p

metswon69
09-04-2012, 08:40 PM
They had a lot of fans at their last home game last year :p

Yeah traveling Cardinals fans pfffffffff :p

C-Wick925
09-04-2012, 08:48 PM
Clemens MIGHT be able to play in a closing role, But i doubt it.

Giannis94
09-04-2012, 10:07 PM
this is just a slideshow for Scal to sign with the Bucks FTW

Rylinkus
09-04-2012, 10:29 PM
Reset the HOF clock to distance yourself from Peds. I hope he throws one more MLB pitch....

metswon69
09-04-2012, 10:37 PM
Reset the HOF clock to distance yourself from Peds. I hope he throws one more MLB pitch....

He will, as much he says the HOF doesn't mean anything to him he wants in.

It's only to his benefit to go out there on a major league mound one more time.

TO Rapz
09-04-2012, 10:53 PM
He'd immediately be their highest ceiling prospect.

Giannis94
09-04-2012, 11:44 PM
He'd immediately be their highest ceiling prospect.

Wrong. Springer is gunna be a beast. I can see hime becoming Adrian Bltre type player in the future