The presumption on my part is most of you don’t care about Roger Clemens or that Yankees. That’s fine. But, here’s the question: With Clemens’ return, who’s rotation is better between the Mets and Yankees?
one of their young guys/igawa
looks great on paper but doesnt everything with the yanks and it obviously hasnt worked…..ill take glavine pedro maine duque perez over it wouldnt you john?
Clemens isnt the same Rocket even though he will be good, but not great. The Skanks SP on the DL is a pretty good rotation but I will stick with the Mets.
I don’t watch the Yanks enough to have a strong opinion on the strength of that rotation this year. But I will say this:
If we are getting even close to the ‘05 version of Sosa – the guy who went 13-3, 2.55; and if what we’re seeing over 6 starts from Maine has any basis at all in reality; and if Oliver Perez can keep having more “Good Ollie” days than “Bad Ollie” days, our staff will be pretty damn good. Maybe even among the top five in the NL.
A lot of “ifs”? Sure. But so far we’re batting 1.000. And if all of what is happening continues to happen, we’re going to be very tough to beat right up through November.
I’ll take Maine over Clemens at this point in their carrers.
If we get a reasonable version of Pedro back, ours is better,
Clemens is a 6 inning, 4+ ERA pitcher at this point in his carrer in the AL East.
Hi John –
Roger is back to pitch, but don’t overlook the fact that he will be 45 on August 4th, and is the father of four sons, ages from 12-22 and he says he is also looking forward to working with the young pitchers on the team. Roger is already in training – when isn’t he? His biggest role is on the mound, but he is surely valuable elsewhere to the team as well. When you look at his resume, you also realize the potential of appearances, mentoring etc. which also suits Rogers’ personality. Love him or hate him, you’ve got to recognize the records he holds and his durability.
I have a friend named Terry who faced Roger 25 years ago in Texas in the College World Series. When asked how he did against the Rocket, Terry replies “I survived”.
Just think, Roger will again be facing survivors this summer. That’s a long time to stay in pro ball – yet, on the Mets I give you Julio Franco and the ageless El Duque. Baseball lifers.
don’t really care,
just hope ours holds up
only if Mussina, Pettitte, and Wang make thier 30-33 starts, and Clemens and Hughes make 20-25 each can the Yankees be in the conversation, and that doesnt look likely to happen. Otherwise the Mets is clearly better.
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