The Kickoff

April 16, 2007

On Roger Clemens

He's a mercenary and a front-runner. ... Whoever has won the most games by mid-May will get him. But if one team decides to be extravagant with the money, they'll get him.

Pitching has become a position of specialists. The next category will be the "midseason" veteran. I fear that Roger is the first of many.

I have no problem with what he is doing. ... He is in a position to call all the shots. As long as he is not breaking the rules, more power to him.

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