Clemens As Closer? A Long Shot, To Say The Least
This from the Friday Globe, and then a quick quip from me.......
"Don't rule out Roger Clemens joining the Sox staff. If the Sox can convince Clemens to waive his family clause request (he goes home to Texas between starts) and come to Boston as a closer, it would solve Boston's biggest need."
Peter here...and this has to be thought of as a real long shot. But if Roger does waive his family clause and wants to finish his career exactly where he started it all those wonderful years ago, my thoughts turn to seeing him warming up in the bullpen, readying himself to come in to pitch the ninth inning in a 3-2 game that DMat started and pitched 8 brilliant innings. Clemens in the ninth....a nice wish. But talks have been made with Houston and their Brad Lidge. We'll see. But one thing is certain. The Boston Red Sox are determined to spend money bigtime to fill the holes. The rotation is set. Rightfield might soon be set too. Shortstop? Lugo's name is front and center. We're all set at third and first. So.....can you say middle and set up relief? Oh, I just did.
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