As a Randy Johnson trade appears inevitable, talk is starting up again that the Yankees are actually trying to get older. They’d like to replace Johnson with a full season of Roger Clemens, according to Jon Heyman.
Heyman even mentions that Clemens’s dislike of Johnson may have prevented him from signing with the Yankees and could be a factor in the trade.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe agrees that the Yankees are trading Johnson with the Rocket in mind. Ah, the drama never ends.