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Postby Philliebuster » Mon May 01, 2006 4:50 pm

Fantasy wise, who should I be rooting for as Clemens choice should he return (which I have no real doubt that he will).

I think it would be:

1.Houston (NL lineup obviously-better run support than 05, good setup and RP)
2.Yankees (AL East, great run support, great RP, so so setup men)
3.Boston (AL East, good/great run support, good RP and setup)
4. Texas
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Postby bleach168 » Mon May 01, 2006 5:37 pm

Houston has to be the choice. Better ERA, WHIP, and K's is worth the slight hit in Wins (which is a fickle category to begin with).
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon May 01, 2006 5:53 pm

Houston is the best choice fantasy wise. It's the NL and he's been comfortable there. I'd rather see him in Boston though. :*)
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Mon May 01, 2006 5:54 pm

Your order looks good to me.
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Re: Fantasy Impact of Clemens Choice

Postby The Jury » Tue May 02, 2006 10:49 am

Philliebuster wrote:Fantasy wise, who should I be rooting for as Clemens choice should he return (which I have no real doubt that he will).

I think it would be:

1.Houston (NL lineup obviously-better run support than 05, good setup and RP)
2.Yankees (AL East, great run support, great RP, so so setup men)
3.Boston (AL East, good/great run support, good RP and setup)
4. Texas


Just so you know, RP means relief pitcher. If you were referring to Mo, he's the CLOSER 8-o
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Postby CharlatanSin » Tue May 02, 2006 10:54 am

Yeah, your order looks perfect fantasy-wise. Of course, I'd love to see him back in pinstripes. A guy can dream, right?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue May 02, 2006 10:55 am

Clemens will make a huge impact no matter where he signs. Heck he could sign with the Pirates or the Devil Rays and still be a very good pitcher. It might be better for him to sign with the Astros to stay out of the AL East, but still in the NL Central he will have to deal with Pujols, Lee, Aram, Dunn, Fielder and gang.
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Postby mak1277 » Tue May 02, 2006 10:58 am

raiders_umpire wrote:Clemens will make a huge impact no matter where he signs. Heck he could sign with the Pirates or the Devil Rays and still be a very good pitcher. It might be better for him to sign with the Astros to stay out of the AL East, but still in the NL Central he will have to deal with Pujols, Lee, Aram, Dunn, Fielder and gang.


He would also get to strike out the opposing pitcher 2 or 3 times a game though.

No question Houston would be the ideal place overall. Particularly for my interests, as a Clemens owner in an NL-only league.
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Postby Laean » Tue May 02, 2006 11:43 am

raiders_umpire wrote:Clemens will make a huge impact no matter where he signs. Heck he could sign with the Pirates or the Devil Rays and still be a very good pitcher. It might be better for him to sign with the Astros to stay out of the AL East, but still in the NL Central he will have to deal with Pujols, Lee, Aram, Dunn, Fielder and gang.


i think he'll make a huge impact in real life, especially in the post season, but not necessarily in fantasy. there's no guarantee that even if he returns, he'll repeat last year's career #s. at best i think we can reasonably expect a 3.00 era (only if he returns to houston), at worst as bad as 4.00. in NY he was on avg a 3.50 era pitcher. add in the fact that he hasn't pitched in a while and he's possible waning motivation at his age, i would be trying to sell him right now if there is some owner in the league who's willing to pay for him like he's going to repeat a sub 3 era or (god forbid) sub 2 era again.

i think if i had him this year, i'd be expecting more like carlos zambrano and pettitte #s from him, rather than oswalt/peavy type #s.
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Postby mak1277 » Tue May 02, 2006 12:02 pm

Laean wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:Clemens will make a huge impact no matter where he signs. Heck he could sign with the Pirates or the Devil Rays and still be a very good pitcher. It might be better for him to sign with the Astros to stay out of the AL East, but still in the NL Central he will have to deal with Pujols, Lee, Aram, Dunn, Fielder and gang.


i think he'll make a huge impact in real life, especially in the post season, but not necessarily in fantasy. there's no guarantee that even if he returns, he'll repeat last year's career #s. at best i think we can reasonably expect a 3.00 era (only if he returns to houston), at worst as bad as 4.00. in NY he was on avg a 3.50 era pitcher. add in the fact that he hasn't pitched in a while and he's possible waning motivation at his age, i would be trying to sell him right now if there is some owner in the league who's willing to pay for him like he's going to repeat a sub 3 era or (god forbid) sub 2 era again.

i think if i had him this year, i'd be expecting more like carlos zambrano and pettitte #s from him, rather than oswalt/peavy type #s.


Why would there be any reason to expect him to put up numbers substantially worse if he does go back to Houston? I mean, nobody expects a sub 2 ERA, but I think he could easily drop in with an ERA around 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.10.
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