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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Star Telegram: LeBreton: Clemens still the prize Rangers covet (And a contest!)

Also of note, The Dallas Morning News is running a contest:  Sell Roger on the Rangers.  Send an email to with your best pitch to Roger.  Or, you can just post it in the thread, and I’ll forward them on as a group BTF entry.

The club reportedly has gone so far as to mathematically project what the net revenue impact of signing Clemens would be.

The numbers dazzled no one. This isn’t 1989.

Nolan Ryan pitched for the Rangers that season for $1.8 million. Even if Clemens pitched in front of nothing but sellouts in Arlington, he wouldn’t be paying for himself—not at today’s prices.

Jeff K. Posted: January 25, 2006 at 01:42 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. zack Posted: January 25, 2006 at 04:21 PM (#1837244)
Even if Clemens pitched in front of nothing but sellouts in Arlington, he wouldn’t be paying for himself—not at today’s prices.

Just wondering how much that would amount to, so I did a 30 second back of the envelope. Ameriquest capacity - average attendance for Texas, multiplied by the average ticket price (I used $16.50, it was $16.08 in early '04), multiplied by 81 is:


So he's right, he wouldn't be paying for himself. But it's not that far off, suprisingly!
   2. PhillyBooster Posted: January 25, 2006 at 05:09 PM (#1837351)
multiplied by 81

Roger starts every game?
   3. zack Posted: January 25, 2006 at 06:06 PM (#1837443)
Uh, he comes out of the dugout and waves, which is, uh, enough to draw the fans?
   4. Jeff K. Posted: January 25, 2006 at 11:07 PM (#1838067)
Nobody wants to take a shot at selling Roger on the Rangers?
   5. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: January 26, 2006 at 06:25 AM (#1838660)
Two words: Chuck Norris
   6. MM1f Posted: January 26, 2006 at 07:20 AM (#1838695)
I read the headline as "LeBron still the prize Rangers covet"
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 26, 2006 at 06:43 PM (#1839188)
"LeBron still the prize Rangers covet"

Only if he had gone to UT first. Ain't that right, Ricky Williams?
   8. Flynn Posted: January 28, 2006 at 07:13 AM (#1841391)
45,000 x 22 x 18 (number of starts at home) = 16.83 mil.
   9. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: January 28, 2006 at 12:00 PM (#1841451)
Dear Roger,

We haven't won #### in years, and we'd like you to be a part of that.


   10. Dr. Vaux Posted: January 28, 2006 at 12:12 PM (#1841453)
If I were him, I'd wait till May 1 and sign with whichever team is higher in the standings, Houston or Texas. If neither is in the race (not likely a month into the season, of course), I'd go up to Boston or New York. Heck, the Mets might be desperate for a starer by that time, and Piazza won't be around.
   11. PJ Martinez Posted: May 30, 2006 at 08:38 PM (#2044170)
Newsday says Houston has signed him:,0,6890705.story?coll=ny-sports-headlines

Have they gotten these kinds of stories wrong before? I was really hoping he'd come to Boston-- though, obviously, this is not the worst possible outcome, from a Boston point of view.

I assume Boston and New York offered at least as much money as Houston (according to that article, 3.5m/month).
   12. BDC Posted: May 30, 2006 at 08:53 PM (#2044189)
I guess I shall not covet my neighbor's pitcher.

Is it OK if I hope he loses?
   13. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 30, 2006 at 08:58 PM (#2044199)
Nuts, I was hoping he'd come to NYC. But as PJ said, a Yankees/Sox fan can't really be that upset with this outcome

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