MSG’s staggeringly flat “Sportsdesk” program (the one that appears to be a feeder show for NBA TV) reported this morning that P Roger Clemens has told the Astros whether or not he delays retirement another season to pitch for Houston is dependent on whether or not the team signs Carlos Beltran. The hint being that said announcement is meant to be enticement for the young center-fielder.

Perhaps they can throw in an autographed photo of Charlie Kerfeld, just to make things interesting.