Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Roger Clemens Masters the Obvious:

I am never going to have my name restored…”

Yup. And it doesn’t help that Andy Pettit has thrown Roger under the bus, or that Roger has tossed his own wife overboard as well.

But what makes Roger such an obvious suspect? It’s as simple as his stats. From the year 2000 to 2005, Mr. Clemens averaged slightly over 200 innings piched per year. That’s from ages 37 to 42.

And he was far from ineffective – in 2004 through 2006, he had an earned run average less than 3 – hitting 1.87 in 2005 at age 42.

Those aren’t the kind of numbers one would expect from a player well past his expected statistical prime.

Now, being a statistical anomoly doesn’t make him guilty of taking steroids / HGH / or too many Tums, but it does tend to raise questions.

Update: Roger may be in more trouble than he thinks.