|Several major league baseball teams are after Roger Clemens services and Sportsbook.com are offering odds on where the all-star pitcher will start the 2006 season.|
Alex Czajkowski of Sportsbook.com said, “There is no bigger player than the Rocket. Only a few teams have pockets deep enough to sign him though, which could signal his return to New York or Houston.”
Clemens, 43, is a future Hall of Famer, having racked up 341 career wins and six American League Cy Young awards over twenty-two years in the majors. Despite his age, Clemens has continued to be a productive pitcher, in the 2005 season; the Rocket won 13 games for the Astros with a 1.87 ERA.
If Clemens chooses to play he is likely to command a $10-13 million dollar salary which leaves only a handful of teams in the running who need pitching and have the money to pay him.
At this point, the Astros and Yankees are the most likely destinations for Clemens, but there are still others in the mix as the betting hots up as to where Clemens will play his first game of the 2006 season.
Current odds are:
Houston Astros 3-2
NY Yankees 2-1
Boston Red Sox 9-2
Texas Rangers 10-1
Any other team 5-1
Does not play in 2006 7-2