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    Rocket Could Become a Red

    listening to Homer this morning and discussion was about Rocket being in Lexington, and his son Koby plays for Legends and since he is a Free Agent that Reds should go after him. Thinking about situation you would think Clemons would give it a thought? Richard Skinner says that Griffey Jr suggested as an idea for Castellini to go after Roger on May 1st....The buzz would be in Cincy if that happen, might cost him a few apples....10-12 million. Would it be worth it? If Paul Wilson can come back and be a 5th Starter, we could trade our excess 2b/C situation for a good decent relievers...Some ot these other teams setup men are better than our closers...
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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    I'd take a look at. If it just drives the price up for Houston to pay, I'm for it.

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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    10-12 million? Didnt Clemens make like 18 million last season? I dont see him coming here for anything less than 15 million, and I dont think its worth it if that is what you have to pay him.

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    Well its a thought and ya what RBA said if it drives the price up for Huston we should lol ethier way D-Train is the easier route to go
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    I'd love it, but I seriously doubt that would ever happen.

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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    Clemens has already made it clear that he's got a short list of clubs for whom he would be willing to pitch ... and the Reds are not on that list.
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    I don't see Castellini opening the wallet that far for a one-year rental. Especially not before getting a sense of how this team will do against traditional contenders.

    I also don't think The Rocket will be willing to stray that far from the Lone Star State.

    This sounds less like informed speculation and more like talk-radio fodder that is designed to inspire listeners to call in.

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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    I'd love it, but I seriously doubt that would ever happen.

    My money is on the Red Sox
    I agree but I think he will either go back to HOU or the Yankees.

    I think it's a good opportunity for Bob to get some good will. He can say he tried to get him but Clemens wanted to play where they had the best chance for a championship. And, like RBA said, it drives the price up for a team like HOU which may make Clemens' agents grateful to Bob. Bob can always say they tried. The fans will believe thats more than Lindner ever did.
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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    The fact that a couple of radio guys opined that the Reds should go for him doesn't increase the likelihood of it happening in any way, so I think the title of the thread is misleading. I guess talking about it makes for good radio, though.

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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    If the Rocket didn't play for the team before, he isn't going to close his career there...the Reds, Rangers, etc...no chance.

    My money is on Houston but I could see him playing for Boston to mend the fence between he and the fans.
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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    The Rocket was in town for a few days last week when the Legends opened their home season. He did a few local interviews and, of course, had nothing to offer in the way of a decision. When one of the local writers mentioned (in jest) about the Reds need for starting pitching, Clemens almost wet himself with laughter...at least that what the evening news sportscaster relayed.

    Really, Clemens has just been taking a little time to watch his son play and has offered to pitch a little BP to the team in the coming days/weeks. I don't see this being anything more than him taking a little R & R while he has time to do so.

    I, too, feel that he will eventually land with either NY of Boston. It will be interesting to see if the Red Sox grant him his "stay at home when you don't pitch" clause...however, there's no way that the Yanks go for it IMO.
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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    well people will do anything to get closer to their family and he and his son have a great relationship thats why it could happen
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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    Quote Originally Posted by NatiRedGals
    well people will do anything to get closer to their family and he and his son have a great relationship thats why it could happen
    The thought has crossed my mind in a dreaming sort of way and that's before I knew his son was playing for the Legends. I'm curious as to why Clemens is looking for the giant contract. He's made a gazillion dollars. Now back to dreaming, maybe he thinks the Reds have the full season Houston schedule to play (7 games there?) plus he's 80 miles from his son, he works a sweetheart deal about being with the team (ala Houston's arrangement last year) and suddenly it works.

    Will it? No, but we can dream, right?

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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    Being closer to Koby as he becomes a pro is the only reason Clemens might even let the notion enter his mind. He would have to believe he could be the difference in the Reds being a contender or not for this to even have any legs at all, and he just isn't at this point. At least not IMO. We'd need two or three of him.

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    Re: Rocket Could Become a Red

    I guarantee that if the Reds outbid the other suitors, he'd quit laughing and probably accept the offer.

    But no way would I get in a bidding war for a 43 (?) year old man.


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