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May 11, 2006

Roger Clemens' Family Offers Him One-Year, $10 Million Contract:

According to reports, the contract is a one-year deal with a family option for a second year should Clemens perform well in his new role as husband and father. Much of the $10 million will be deferred to allow the family to accommodate his other demands, particularly the custom recliner and the vanity plates for his Hummer. According to Debbie, this contract is nearly identical to the one Clemens signed to join the family initially.

posted by justgary to baseball at 03:54 PM - 27 comments

I think it's a raw deal - for the family. Besides, his name doesn't even start with a K...

posted by MW12 at 04:01 PM on May 11

But his family's done just fine without him for going on twenty years now. Why would they expand payroll and mess with team chemistry to bring on someone who may have world-class talent but who's been a temperamental me-first type who's left every clubhouse he's been in in worse shape than how he found it? There has to be more to this deal that we're not hearing.

posted by chicobangs at 04:10 PM on May 11

exactly

posted by MW12 at 04:12 PM on May 11

If Roger is smart, he will ask for a "no trade" clause. Otherwise the Clemens organization could trade him for a couple of young prospects.

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:23 PM on May 11

If Roger is smart, he will ask for a "no trade" clause. Otherwise the Clemens organization could trade him for a couple of young prospects. That wouldn't have been a problem if he'd been in the family for 5 years. Then he'd be able to use the 5-and-10 rule to block any trade he didn't like.

posted by grum@work at 04:33 PM on May 11

"Under the terms of the contract, Clemens would not be obligated to attend away visits to Debbie's mother's house." I've gotta get that agent's phone number.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 04:33 PM on May 11

Otherwise the Clemens organization could trade him for a couple of young prospects. Has Debbie been scouting?

posted by smithers at 04:34 PM on May 11

There's probably a family in New York that would offer him more.

posted by dyams at 05:06 PM on May 11

Maybe he could just join the family for the playoffs, I mean the holidays.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 06:19 PM on May 11

A man has to ask himself " Can I walk away and not look back." I hope he gives his fans one last farewell tour. I support his decision. Thanks for the memories

posted by mustang71 at 06:36 PM on May 11

Yea- this article was definately strange, but I think that Steinbrenner will get desperate enough to sign him to a deal that nobody could even attempt to match- then watch him pitch sub- par in the twilight of his career. Lately, thats been teh organizations strategy anyways.

posted by redsoxrgay at 06:41 PM on May 11

Doubtful that Clemens will pitch sub-par anywhere. The dude was so freaking ill last year, even if he dropped off a little he's still be all-star caliber.

posted by DudeDykstra at 08:28 PM on May 11

Although I agree that would fit the Yankees protocall of late.

posted by DudeDykstra at 08:28 PM on May 11

Hey wait, maybe this is part of some sign-and-trade deal. You think Debbie Clemens could pry Jeter or A-Rod out of the Yankees in a one-for-one? (Talk about a win-win situation!)

posted by chicobangs at 08:39 PM on May 11

Hey wait, maybe this is part of some sign-and-trade deal. You think Debbie Clemens could pry Jeter or A-Rod out of the Yankees in a one-for-one? (Talk about a win-win situation!) I've always suspected but now I know for sure. You are out of your mind. Debbie makes out like a bandit, the Yankees get porked by Clemens, A-gain.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:01 PM on May 11

My last fond memory of Roger will be of him getting shelled by the noble white sox. Then he, of course blamed his hamstring. Go Go Roger and don't let the door hit you on your way out.

posted by whodat at 09:40 PM on May 11

You would think, Miz Bat. But George has a glut of shortstops, and you just know he wants a piece of that pompous dork. Debbie would be a fool to not get a good body in return. You know.

posted by chicobangs at 09:41 PM on May 11

We have an offical count of two people who didn't read the article... Ah, I love The Onion.

posted by whymy at 12:57 AM on May 12

Clemens is also weighing a competing offer from Anna Benson. There's less upfront in the deal, but she has very reachable incentives.

posted by rcade at 05:29 AM on May 12

We have an offical count of two people who didn't read the article... I make it two who didn't read it, and one who read it and didn't get it. ] Ah, I love The Onion. Likewise.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:11 AM on May 12

There's less upfront in the deal, but she has very reachable incentives. I find that statement terribly sophomoric. Which is to say, "Nice work."

posted by yerfatma at 07:03 AM on May 12

I just don't think that deal is at market level. And I think Anna Benson's deal will be wonderfully back-loaded with performance bonuses. I think a sign and trade is the only feasible option. Debbie should try to get a couple of decent younger prospects with big league potential.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:28 AM on May 12

Debbie should try and get him to take a home town discount, a la Arroyo, then turn around and trade him for a song.

posted by MW12 at 09:12 AM on May 12

If Roger does not sign with Debbie, do you think she should move the team to another city with more drawing power?

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:24 AM on May 12

Debbie should get a three-way deal going with the Astros and Rangers, then she could pick up Kevin Mench. Obviously, his feet are still growing, and you know what they say about Menches with big feet...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:33 PM on May 12

Yeah, but what about mensches with black hands?

posted by chicobangs at 12:04 AM on May 14

Yeah, but what about mensches with black hands? A pox on them all.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:03 AM on May 14

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