I'm not an Astros fan but I'm pulling for Houston, solely because I have Clemens on my bench and I expect more Ks and lower ratios in the NL.
Agree completely. I think Clemens in the AL East would not be nearly as good as in the NL Central, fantasy wise and in real life.
As a Sox fan, it'd be kind cool to have him (even though he left town like an idiot) for the storybook ending, but it could take away from the rest of the team in the media-insane market that Boston has become. Then again, could it be any worse???
Personally, I think he'll stay with Houston - not for the money (because I think all three teams will pay him the prorated $20M or whatever), but because its the only way that he doesn't piss off two of the three teams. He still has some good will in Boston since he left so long ago, he still has plenty of good will in NY from his time there, and of course he is loved in Houston. If he goes to NY or Boston, he'll be hated by the other and Houston in the process.
Of course, if the records of today hold and Houston and NY are way out of it (doubt they will with the Yanks)... would that give him the excuse he needs to come to the BoSox?
"The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else"