Matt Clement is GOD

OK, so we know that YF has, like, such a major crush on Derek that we’re going to have to put up with his boring and no-longer-interesting Jeter Meter every week. We’re resigned to that. But, since he’s the one who made this about Sox/Yanks positional choices (Edgar’s going to be just fine, thank you very much) it’s only fair that we counter with two really stupid, premature, and simple-minded meters of our own.  Here goes.

Red Sox Free Agent Pitcher Meter:

Clement: 2-0, 2.13 ERA, 25IP, 23K, 11BB, 8M per year

Wells: 2-2, 3.51 ERA, 25IP, 16K, 2BB(!), 2M per year plus incentives

Yankees Free Agent Pitcher Meter:

Wright: 2-1, 10.05 ERA, 14IP, 10K, 8BB, 7M per year

Unit: 1-1, 5.13 ERA, 26IP, 27K, 5BB, 16M per year

P.S. How’s Lieber doing?

17 comments… add one
  • A God? The God? Is SF claiming the Messiah has arrived just in time for Passover? How totally convenient! (Though, we have to say, Damon really looks more the part.) So many ontological questions raised by this post. We’ll have to consult Ratzinger before going any further. But we suggest SF watch for lighning bolts from the sky today. We hear that The Real G-D can be a rather spiteful deity. Proclaiming false idols—especially those with mediocre track records—has a tendency to piss him off.

    YF April 22, 2005, 8:31 am
  • How so you spell “humorless”? You wouldn’t understand sarcasm if it hit you like Kevin Brown.
    For the record, I’m an agnostic Jew, so I really have no idea if Matt Clement is God or not.

    SF April 22, 2005, 9:12 am
  • Meanwhile, just a few days ago YF himself referred to Derek as a “Yankee God”, but if he read his scripture he’d see that Jesus didn’t differentiate by team – thre is only one God, and he don’t play baseball. In his words “this is eternal life, that they know you—the only true God”. No Sox, no Yankees, no Nats. YF ought not cast stones my way – he may be smelling the sulphur too.

    SF April 22, 2005, 9:27 am
  • P.S. How’s Lieber doing?
    He’s 4-0, 2.73 ERA, 29.2 IP, 9 K, 2 BB(!), 7M (3-year, 21M).
    Gee, why do you ask?

    Clay April 22, 2005, 11:21 am
  • Oh, I knew how Lieber was doing, make no mistake.

    SF April 22, 2005, 11:27 am
  • To be precise, Lieber’s earing $5.25M this year, with a $1M signing bonus. Wright’s earning $5M with a $2M bonus. Average value of their contracts are both $7M/year, though Wright’s 07 year will either be a club or player option depending on Wright’s DL time.

    Clay April 22, 2005, 11:36 am
  • Good point about Lieber SF. It sucks to let a good pitcher go. You should know. Which reminds me, how’s Pedro doing?

    Hammy April 22, 2005, 1:02 pm
  • In fairness…
    Lowe 1-1, 1.27 ERA, 28.1IP, 17K, 8BB, $7M
    Martinez 2-0, 2.17 ERA, 29IP, 38K, 4BB, $13M
    Odds are had Lowe stayed in Boston, he would’ve looked like the Lowe of the 2004 regular season (not the I-need-to-prove-something Lowe of 2002). Losing these two guys and getting Wells and Clement has so far probably cost the Sox one win (Game 1)…at a savings of $10M.

    Earl April 22, 2005, 1:40 pm
  • SF, don’t be agnostic, be something!
    hate to agree with SF, but I think Clement was the best free agent signing made by either club during the off-season. The Wright signing is a horrible nightmare we have yet to wake up from. Pavano has surprised me thus far. Very reminiscent of Pettite in my view.

    Nick April 22, 2005, 1:54 pm
  • Give me a break. Clement is nothing better than a fith starter. He lost his starting role to Glendon Rusch last year. He hasnt made it anywhere he has been. So please spare me the Clement crap. And we all know the only reason they signed him was because they could not get Pavano. The Jury is still out on Wright. But Last year was a slow start as well. I don’t even need to talk about Wells that speaks for it self. Meat ball in more than one way.

    Bob April 22, 2005, 2:47 pm
  • Pavano has a looong way to go to be the next Pettite. Sure, he got beaned in the coconut and so he gets a pass for maybe not getting off to a super start, but as always, the only test comes in the fall. Gordon was a monster all year last year, and yet, come playoff time, he was vomiting in the bullpen from nerves. Pavano may prove himself, or he may fold. No one knows yet.
    Wright stinks. He was a headhunting mediocrity with Cleveland. Look at the numbers. Credit Mazzone yet again for somehow hypnotizing a bad pitcher into believing he’s decent, but no Mazzone, and it’s back to the horrific ERA. Why Cashman didn’t re-sign Leiber, especially after he pitched that gem against the Sox in the ALCS is beyond me. He finally has all his post-Tommy John strength back and they let him go in favor of Wright? Dopey move. If your average roto GM knew that Lieber would be better this year, how could Cashman not know?

    Arturo (yf) April 22, 2005, 4:49 pm
  • Well, as long as we’re being objective… So, let me get this straight. Clement is “crap” because he “hasn’t made it anywhere he has been.” But the jury is still out on Wright. Ok, Bob, pick:
    Player A
    Career stats: 5.18 ERA; 1.55 WHIP; 1.49 K/BB
    Player B
    Career Stats: 4.29 ERA; 1.39 WHIP; 1.82 K/BB
    (You’ll never guess who’s who.)

    mattymatty April 22, 2005, 4:51 pm
  • I hate to side with a Yanks fan, but Pavano HAS proven himself in the postseason. If anyone should, a Yanks fan should!

    Sam April 22, 2005, 8:55 pm
  • I recall a fine Pavano post-season performance pretty recently, as Sam alludes to. Who were they playing, again?

    SF April 23, 2005, 7:52 am
  • Pitching against the Yanks in the postseason is different from pitching for them. Kevin Brown came to the Bronx with some great postseason performances, too.

    Arturo (yf) April 24, 2005, 4:58 pm
  • Kevin Brown arrived in NY an injured, washed-up veteran. So judging him as unable to deal with the Bronx playoff atmosphere based on last year’s horribleness isn’t exactly the fairest assessment of whether he could hack it or not.

    SF April 24, 2005, 7:52 pm
  • MattyMatty if you think you are going to compare Johnson to Clement The converstion stops here because obviously you have no clue what you are talking about. I am not your weekend MLB fan as I am sure you must be to compare those 2 give me a break I am well aware of both there #’s As I said never has made it with any team good luck with that headcase. And remind me of these meaning less#’s in July would you? Go back to your cartoons.

    Bob April 25, 2005, 9:54 am

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