Some bold words from Hampton:
If I can pitch 200 innings, everything else will fall into place
Shouldn't he think about 150 IP 120 IP...something he hasn't done in four years, first.
I like his confidence though...hopefully the MRI machines do too.
While we wait for Hampton's physical (do you think professional athletes have to turn their heads and cough?) here's a tid bit to ponder:
Hampton opted for a slightly lesser deal with Houston that includes an opportunity to make about $2 million in additional incentives based on staying healthy and making starts, according to the two people familiar with the situation. He is going through a divorce and wanted to be closer to his children in Arizona.
Just goes to show that their are all kinds of other factors at play in the free agent market.