Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Jayson Stark is reporting.
In this version, the Red Sox weren't told the Astros didn't intend to trade Clemens. Instead, the two sides exchanged ideas, scenarios and even lists of potential players who could have been sent to Houston in exchange for Clemens.
Stark goes on to say that...
There was only one reason they went no further -- because McLane wouldn't let them.
In this version, Clemens even found himself in a conversation with McLane this weekend about their team's struggles. It was a conversation that easily could have ended with McLane asking him: "Do you think I should trade you?"
The other could have beens are now floating out of the Yawkey Way - Andruw Jones, Roy Oswalt, and Miguel Tejada, as I have been preaching ad nauseam.