Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/28/12
    Whatever their legacy may be, there is no doubt that Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire were among the most dynamic, history-making, baseball players of their generation – and both easily could have been Mets. The Mets drafted Clemens out of high school in the twelfth round of the 1981 amateur draft, but did not sign him.  After putting up outstanding numbers at San Jacinto College, he transferred to the University of Texas where he led the Longhorns to the College World Series title. Clemens was then drafted with the 19th pick of the first round by the Red Sox in the 1983 draft. The Mets had the very next pick and drafted Stan Jefferson with the compensation pick from the Braves’ signing of Pete Falcone. (Earlier the Mets drafted third baseman Eddie Williams with their own pick – number 4) . Would they have taken Clemens again if Boston hadn’t selected him one pick earlier ?  Clearly, the Mets were scouting the Texas pitching staff since they later selected Calvin Schiraldi with their
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