Roger Clemens has decided to return once again to play 2/3 of a season. He signed a $28 million contract, of which he’ll receive a pro-rated amount of probably around $18 million. I’m a huge Astros fan, so I wish he would have signed with them, but who can blame him for going with the Yankees. The Astros are off to terrible start, and the Yankees are hovering around .500 even with a lot of injuries and pitching chaos, so they at least stand a chance this year.
This is a win-win. The Yankees get one of the best starters out there (even though he’s old enough to get 10% off at Luby’s), and Roger gets to earn some serious dough, add to his Hall of Fame numbers, and potentially win another World Series ring. I’m not much of a Yankees fan, but I’ll be pulling for Roger to put up some great numbers. For my money, he’s probably one of the top 3 pitchers of all time.