The guy was a pretty legitimate major league hitter for a three year string.
31, 34, 32 hr/99, 103, 117 rbi/.280,.291,.276
Somebody hit the guy with a big suck stick after 2000, but maybe the Yankees can revitalize his career. If they can't, they just throw him away like they do all the guys they signed and didn't work out. They got the money to do it. Maybe they know some Japanese coach that can find the hole in his swing like Tom Selleck in the movie Mr. Baseball. From the Yanks perspective though, where failure in the standings is worse than wasting money on washed up players that might do well, I can see why they take chances on guys like Clark that have shown potential to be pretty good rather than sign the "steady" production players that get 15 hr 70 rbi that you know will be mediocre.