January 10, 2004

3 Teams Down. Next Group of Fans to Piss Off? Astros. Will Carroll writes: "I have learned early this morning that Roger Clemens will sign a one year deal with the Houston Astros. ... It is expected that Clemens will not be required to travel with the team if he is not pitching in a specific series..." Way to support your teammates, Rog! A poster at Will's blog makes this comparison:

Fat Billy ERA+ (2002-03): 101, 112
Jeff Suppan ERA+ (2002-03): 97, 105

I would love to face Jimy's Astros in October (actually I'd love to meet any NL team in October, but pounding the TCM like a drum in the World Series would be extra sweet). ... The Marlins have made a one-year offer for more than $10 million to Vladimir Guerrero. The Orioles are offering five years at $67.5 and the Mets's offer is 3 years at $10 per with plenty of incentives. I'm shocked at how low the base salary of New York's deal is (and only one year from Florida?). ... Is this market correction or collusion?

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