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Jjav829
10-14-2005, 12:35 PM
Great shortstops only hit the free agent market every so often and this is one of those years. Any team searching for a free agent shortstop has the chance to acquire one of the best out there; Royce Clayton. He's testing the free-agent market.:o:

"Knowing that the average major league shortstop is making between $4 million and $5 million," Clayton said, "it would be a disservice to my family to entertain that offer after I put up the two types of seasons that I did."

Returning on a one-year basis could be a risk for Clayton, who knows top prospect Stephen Drew is waiting in the wings.

"Obviously, if they're not in contention (late in the season), then I'm not going to be playing," Clayton said. "I'll be a free agent again with no at-bats. I've been in that situation, and it doesn't make sense for me to put myself in that situation after having two good years."

So just how good were those years? Offensively, Royce hit:

2004: .279/.338/.397/.735 8 HR, 54 RBI - In Coors
2005: .270/.320/.351/.671 2 HR 44 RBI

Of course we all know Royce's speciality isn't that whole hitting thing. He makes his money with his outstanding defense. :rolleyes:

Link (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/articles/1014dbacks1014.html)

fquaye149
10-14-2005, 01:18 PM
He makes his money with his outstanding defense. :rolleyes:


:walnuts:
"He RoXoRz!!!"

:D:

wdelaney72
10-14-2005, 02:34 PM
:thechoice Royce Clayton couldn't hold Uribe's jock.

Unregistered
10-14-2005, 02:43 PM
Who wouldn't want that intimidating presence at the plate?

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/slideshow/springtraining05/2005springtraining/2005springtraining.21.jpg

Nice hair, douche. :cool:

34 Inch Stick
10-14-2005, 02:51 PM
I despise the man so much that I booed him when I went to a game in Arizona this summer. People felt bad for mercilessly booing him in Chicago yet you can see here that his arrogance probably made him believe they were saying ROO.

MUsoxfan
10-14-2005, 03:13 PM
People felt bad for mercilessly booing him in Chicago yet you can see here that his arrogance probably made him believe they were saying ROO.

http://www.synergizedsolutions.com/simpsons/pictures/others/hansmoleman.gif

"I was saying 'roo'"

SOXSINCE'70
10-14-2005, 05:20 PM
Dang!!I was hoping the Sox might sign NO-MAH!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D: :D:

HotelWhiteSox
10-14-2005, 06:14 PM
:hitless

$4-5 mil is embarrasing. Not only do I have my stats and mystifying defense, but I also have supernatural powers.

Here I am flying:
http://www.jsonline.com/graphics/sports/brew/img/may03/royce506.jpg

And here I am spirtually pulling the ball and bat towards me:
http://www.azstarnet.com/ss/2005/04/13/70244-1.jpg

but I still haven't got the 'ball on the bat' hex down to a tee yet