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No link yet. Just flashed on the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium. Couldn't be happier as a Yankees fan.

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What a way to announce it. From the owner's box during Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

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Not suprised at all by this, not upset either. Actually, I don't even care. The Yankees still have a helluva lot more work to do to their pitching staff to become legitimate contenders again.

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Watch the entire media tab the Yankees as favorites to win the World Series from now til infinity.

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This is going to be Randy Johnson part two. He won't survive at his age in the AL east. The pitching staff needs to get younger not older.

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Bah they are still going nowhere

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The Barry Bonds of pitchers returns. Why is it most everyone thinks that Bonds is on steroids but Clemens remarkable improvement with age is simply due to great conditioning? Granted, some questions have been raised about Clemens but it's nothing like the scrutiny Bonds (and rightfully so) has been subjected to. Just wondering.

Regardless, it's not enough to save the Yankees at this point.

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The Barry Bonds of pitchers returns. Why is it most everyone thinks that Bonds is on steroids but Clemens remarkable improvement with age is simply due to great conditioning? Granted, some questions have been raised about Clemens but it's nothing like the scrutiny Bonds (and rightfully so) has been subjected to. Just wondering.

Regardless, it's not enough to save the Yankees at this point.

I have had my suspicians, but he would have to be crazy to come back if he was juicing now. He could have ridden of into the sunset any of the last five + years and "gotten away with it" and gone to the HOF. I really doubt he would want to risk it now.

I think the Yankees will win the east. I also thought that yesterday when I assumed Clemons was going to pitch in Houston. The Yankees win the east every year. I never for a second thought they would not last year, and am a long way from thinking they won't this year.

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The Barry Bonds of pitchers returns. Why is it most everyone thinks that Bonds is on steroids but Clemens remarkable improvement with age is simply due to great conditioning? Granted, some questions have been raised about Clemens but it's nothing like the scrutiny Bonds (and rightfully so) has been subjected to. Just wondering.

Regardless, it's not enough to save the Yankees at this point.

I have had my suspicians, but he would have to be crazy to come back if he was juicing now. He could have ridden of into the sunset any of the last five + years and "gotten away with it" and gone to the HOF. I really doubt he would want to risk it now.

I think the Yankees will win the east. I also thought that yesterday when I assumed Clemons was going to pitch in Houston. The Yankees win the east every year. I never for a second thought they would not last year, and am a long way from thinking they won't this year.

Do they test him while he's off on his sabbatical every April/May?

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The Barry Bonds of pitchers returns. Why is it most everyone thinks that Bonds is on steroids but Clemens remarkable improvement with age is simply due to great conditioning? Granted, some questions have been raised about Clemens but it's nothing like the scrutiny Bonds (and rightfully so) has been subjected to. Just wondering.

Regardless, it's not enough to save the Yankees at this point.

I have had my suspicians, but he would have to be crazy to come back if he was juicing now. He could have ridden of into the sunset any of the last five + years and "gotten away with it" and gone to the HOF. I really doubt he would want to risk it now.

I think the Yankees will win the east. I also thought that yesterday when I assumed Clemons was going to pitch in Houston. The Yankees win the east every year. I never for a second thought they would not last year, and am a long way from thinking they won't this year.

Do they test him while he's off on his sabbatical every April/May?

I would not think so, but I suspect over the course of the year that he gets tested (I don't know the particulars about the testing process), but even if not, why continue purchasing them from sellers that may turn on you to save themselves in the future?

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The Barry Bonds of pitchers returns. Why is it most everyone thinks that Bonds is on steroids but Clemens remarkable improvement with age is simply due to great conditioning? Granted, some questions have been raised about Clemens but it's nothing like the scrutiny Bonds (and rightfully so) has been subjected to. Just wondering.

Regardless, it's not enough to save the Yankees at this point.

Because superficially, he doesn't look like a user. He just looks like someone's dad. However, I think it's just as likely that Roger is juiced at this point. Pitchers in general don't get as much steroid scrutiny as the hitters.

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I don't see this making a big difference in the end, in fact I dont think he'll even make it the whole season, I'm predicitng injury.

Can't say this suprises in any way.

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I have no doubt Clemens is a Juicer

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Clemens just adds to this old roster thats already in last place.

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Watch the entire media tab the Yankees as favorites to win the World Series from now til infinity.

Now all he has to do is pitch every-other game, and they'll win it all :P

Not a bad gig for earning $18 million in four months of work.

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Oh boy, this should be fun. Clemens will be extremely average against the AL East. Every team in that division has an above average offense. I can't seem him averaging 6 innings a start (which is what he did in the NL last year) in the AL.

What an attention whore. Holy crap I'm sick of him pulling this crap.

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Watch the entire media tab the Yankees as favorites to win the World Series from now til infinity.

Now all he has to do is pitch every-other game, and they'll win it all :P

Not a bad gig for earning $18 million in four months of work.

I thought I heard 28 mil not 18 mil, but still that is a ridicilious amount of money for a couple of months.

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It's very selfish, if you ask me. The rest of the team goes through the long grind of spring training, the entire regular season (and possibly) the playoffs; and this guy just swoops in each May if he feels like it, and grabs an absurd amount of money for a partial year's work. I know the rest of the team probably doesn't care if it helps them win it all. But if I were a Yankee (I'm not--I am a Tiger), I'd be pissed at the special treatment.

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I wasn't going to count the Yankees out if they hadn't have gotten him -- but this doesn't really change my opinion of them very much at all. Keep getting older, Yankees. They'll be right there at the end. The Red Sox still look like the better team, especially when they get Tavarez out of the rotation and they fix Dice-K's mechanics from the stretch.

Great pickup from them. But he's one year older and the AL East ain't exactly the NL Central that he faced last year. I still contest that the only reason the Red Sox would've signed him would be to keep him off of the Yankees -- the Yankees desperately need him. You tell me who's in better shape...

edit: I should add that he only average 6 innings per start last year. That's probably closer to five in the AL East.

I'll also add with the luxury tax and prorate it'll come out to about $26.2 million for about 20 starts, if he makes them all.

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