Here it is, of course from this morning....." There was nothing to the buzz circulating through baseball yesterday that Roger Clemens has decided to pitch for the Yankees and was close to signing with them.
"Roger's son broke a finger [playing minor league baseball] and that's what he is dealing with," agent Alan Hendricks said. "There is nothing else new."
Koby Clemens, a third baseman for Single-A Lexington of the Astros' organization, is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Clemens, who has drawn interest from the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Astros, can begin negotiations with Houston on May 1.
But Randy Hendricks, who along with brother Alan represents Clemens, told MLB.com via e-mail yesterday that Clemens "does not intend to play in May, so the May 1 date does not mean much."
The Astros make the most sense for the future Hall of Famer. The question is whether they are willing to pay the expected $3 to $4 million a month Clemens likely will command for the rest of the season.
***Peter here. Now this makes more sense. But sometimes rumors, especially well-sourced ones, come true. WISH UPON A STAR SOMETIME. YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED! But here, at my blog, I investigate all the possibles, and let my readers know which make sense, which are bullshit, and which we WANT to come true, the stuff of our dreams.
Schill tonight against Cleveland. His winning streak can grow to 5, with one more starting shot this month to make it 6. One start at a time. GET 'EM Schill. NO MERCY, NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER.