Friday, January 4, 2008

Breaking News: Congress Would Like A Word With Clemens

According to ESPN, Congress is requesting a hearing with Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and Brian McNamee. The hearing is to be held January 16th. And David Marin, a member of the committee has made it clear what Congress is looking for.

ESPN asked committee member David Marin if the hearings were meant to gets answers from Clemens and Pettitte while they're under oath. Marin responded, "that's a question goes without saying. Under oath is under oath."

If Congress then suspects Pettitte or Clemens of lying under oath, they would likely be investigated for perjury, just like Barry Bonds. Perjury is a felony of the third degree, punishable by jail time. For those who were upset over the speculative nature of the Mitchell Report, you may get some irrefutable answers soon.

1 comment:

jerry said...

Not so fast! Mets remain suitor for Johan Santana

Friday, 04 January 2008
Joey DeMayo's Mets Report

Until yesterday, the Johan Santana bidding war was basically considered a Yankee/Red Sox battle. According to sources, the most recent Yankee offer to the Twins includes RHP Phil Hughes, OF Melky Cabrera and RHP Jeff Marquez, and possibly a low level minor leaguer in addition. According to a baseball official, the Twins are demanding that the Yankees change Marquez to Ian Kennedy, but they can keep the fourth player. Essentially, the Twins want Hughes, Cabrera, and Kennedy. If the Yankees won’t do that, another deal out there is Hughes, Cabrera, RHP Alan Horne, and OF Austin Jackson.

Johan Santana The Red Sox interest appears to me to be nothing more than lukewarm. It looks as if they are mainly in it to prevent him from being a Yankee if possible. They currently have two offers out to the Twins. One would send LHP Jon Lester, RHP Justin Masterson, OF Coco Crisp,2B/SS Jed Lowrie, and the other would send promising young OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Lowrie and Masterson. According to a baseball official, the Twins want Ellsbury, Lowrie, Masterson and another prospect. Reportedly the Red Sox have declined.

A question Met fans have asked a lot, “Why do the Mets have to drain their farm system, but the Sox and Yanks don’t?” Well according to a baseball official I spoke with, the Red Sox and Yankees also have to, as you can see by the deals above. I personally am not 100% behind Jon Heyman’s report on WFAN yesterday that stated that the Mets have essentially told the Twins that “any four prospects” could go for Santana. If that was the case, Santana to the Mets would be done right now.

Word around the league is that the Mets are very much in this, and quite possibly frontrunners, as they have the need, and the willing to overpay some in talent to get Santana. Also, word is Omar Minaya is OK with giving Santana the 6 or 7 year deal he would require to re-sign.

Don’t expect the Twins to trade him for any less than four players. A couple possible packages that could be worked out between the Mets and the Twins are OF Carlos Gomez, OF Fernando Martinez, RHP Kevin Mulvey, and RHP Philip Humber. This is, according to sources, the deal Minnesota would like to make. Also possible, but more speculation from my part than fact, is a deal of Gomez, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Mike Pelfrey, and Mulvey.

This is a three team race for Santana, and who better to have in the race than the two NY teams and the Red Sox? According to sources, Santana will indeed be traded because Minnesota is set to do so. And they can get a nice bounty from any of these three teams. Whichever of the three were to acquire Santana, in my opinion, would instantly be the favorites to win their league pennant and possibly the World Series. Santana is simply an organization changing kind of player.

Extra Innings: Listen to Gotham Baseball Live this Sunday January 6th at 7pm and a special edition of the show with WFAN host Ed Randall on Monday Jan 7th at 7pm

Keywords: New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox. Johan Santana[/quote]