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thomas35forever
11-07-2007, 07:48 PM
He wants to join the Astros as a consultant. Is this finally the end?
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3099452

russ99
11-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Pretty likely.

If he wanted to pitch again, the Hendricks brothers (his agents) would start their annual litany of "Rocket doesn't know if he's going to pitch next season".

He's got some bridge building to do with Astros management who were none too pleased about how that whole return to New York thing played out.

I wonder if Roger does retire and go to work for the Astros, what this does for Pettitte's situation...

FireMariotti
11-08-2007, 01:16 AM
He'll probably sit and watch the Astros for a couple months and then sign some ridiculous bloated contract to start fifteen games. Included will be provisions that allow him to show to the ballpark immediately after the national anthem and a limo to escort him from the mound back home in the 5th inning.

I hope the Mitchell investigation nails him and he goes into hiding with McGwire and the rest of these asses.

SOX LA Mikey
11-08-2007, 01:32 AM
Hope they'll stop running that ridiculous phone commercial
where his 'wife' loses it when she hears he wants to come back
again at over $1mil per start. -gee that would Suck.

Of course the Rocket misses her tantrum when the damm mobile
phone cuts out.

voodoochile
11-08-2007, 09:10 AM
Hope they'll stop running that ridiculous phone commercial
where his 'wife' loses it when she hears he wants to come back
again at over $1mil per start. -gee that would Suck.

Of course the Rocket misses her tantrum when the damm mobile
phone cuts out.

I thought that's what that was about, but it's not captioned, so I could only speculate. I wanted to actually ask someone on these forums, but you gave the answer before then, thanks...

russ99
11-08-2007, 09:48 AM
Hope they'll stop running that ridiculous phone commercial
where his 'wife' loses it when she hears he wants to come back
again at over $1mil per start. -gee that would Suck.

Of course the Rocket misses her tantrum when the damm mobile
phone cuts out.

Believe me, Astros fans loathe that commercial. And, personal services contract aside, I really doubt that the Astros want him to pitch there again after Clemens and his agents refused to let the Astros make a counter-offer against the Yankees this spring.

Red Barchetta
11-08-2007, 11:12 AM
I think his individual start of season contract negotiation strategy has run it's course as a result of his injury this past season. His age was always a factor and now that he's proven he can go down with an injury, I don't think any team will take the risk.

However, never say never as I can imagine some team that is one pitcher away from the playoffs might be desperate enough to make an offer mid-season hoping for six wins at $1M each. :rolleyes:

WhiteSox5187
11-08-2007, 01:58 PM
He'll probably sit and watch the Astros for a couple months and then sign some ridiculous bloated contract to start fifteen games. Included will be provisions that allow him to show to the ballpark immediately after the national anthem and a limo to escort him from the mound back home in the 5th inning.

I hope the Mitchell investigation nails him and he goes into hiding with McGwire and the rest of these asses.
I think Phil Rogers' column mentioned him today, that could force him out into exile.

SOXPHILE
11-09-2007, 09:58 AM
For him to come back this time, he'll demand that his contract stipulate that he doesn't ever have to be with the team, home or road, except on days that he is scheduled to pitch. Then, those games must be played in his back yard.

thomas35forever
11-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Now his agent says he may pitch in the next Olympics.
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071109&content_id=2296804&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb