Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com.
As much foundation rattling as Kevin Brown’s brand spankin’ new contract did Saturday, Roger Clemens and his agents figure to completely annihilate the damage done. Somehow, through a strange handshake deal made two years ago, Clemens has entered baseball’s free agency spending spree despite entering the third year of a four-year contract. How, and more importantly, why, could very well send reverberations throughout the baseball world that could be felt for some time. If only the rest of baseball had the integrity Gerry Hunsicker seems to possess, who turned a deaf ear to Clemens’ demands and stood up to his strong-arming tactics. However we arrived at this bizarre conclusion to the Astros’ race to land the Rocket (a race, by the way, that has seen more hand wringing than any NASA mission), Hunsicker is right in his refusal to ante up to Clemens and crumble at the Houston-product’s demands. But as Brown’s new Dodger salary suggests, someone, somewhere, will be willing to listen to Clemens and most likely hang the moon to get him.Read More