John P. Lopez of the Houston Chronicle says of the Astros:
"The organization, like you and me, would be surprised if Clemens wears Astros pinstripes again."
I hadn’t realized that Clemens’s departure was considered probable. Right now it appears that the Astros are going with Oswalt, Jennings, Williams, and two question marks. The front two starters can rack up some innings, but Williams could easily go 100 innings and leave the team with half of a rotation. Given the money already spent, I think the Astros should go all out and secure one more starter.
If Houston really has little chance for Clemens, Boston and Texas become the frontrunners.