Bidding starts at eight figures

Originally Published: April 14, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com
Has there ever been a more visible "retired" guy than Roger Clemens? Heck, you see the man more now than when he was actually playing. Over the last couple of weeks, it seems as if the only place you haven't seen him is co-hosting with Regis.

Roger Clemens
Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesClemens was last seen pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
So we see no convincing evidence that the Rocket is ready to pack it in. He's just positioning himself as the greatest midseason free agent in the history of any sport.

As confident as the Astros' people might be that he's heading back to Houston, one baseball man who knows Clemens says this time it won't be about convenience. It will be about one thing: winning.


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