JustAnotherYanksFan wrote:A lot of people are putting up projections pretty similar to what Clemens did the last time he was in pinstripes, which would be a mid-3's to high-4's ERA. Personally, I think Clemens has actually improved since then. I realize that the league switch probably helped him, but your ERA doesn't drop by a run and a half due to league change alone. If you translate what he's done the past couple of years (1.87 ERA, 1.01 WHIP; 2.30 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) to the AL, I think you're going to come out with better numbers then what Clemens did the last time he was in New York.
I'd guess something like this:
How could he have gotten BETTER since his last tour in NY? He was already a Hall of Fame level pitcher back then regarded as one of the best ever - but now he's 4 years older pitching in a division (and league) that is even better offensively (compared to the NL) than back then.
I see no way he keeps the ERA under 4. I think he'll throw plenty of quality starts, 6 IP, 3 ER, 5K type performances - which would leave him at about 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 100Ks or so.
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