According to the Houston Chronicle, the Astros are seriously considering trading for Jake Peavy and are continuing talks with the Rockies for Jason Jennings. The Padres are supposedly unhappy with Peavy and are looking to move him. Even though the price would be high, likely costing the Astros Ensberg and one of the rookies like Hirsh or Buchholz, it would be a good fit down the road.
Roy Oswalt is one of Jake Peavy’s best friends and Peavy’s agent, Barry Axelrod also represents Bagwell and Biggio. Over the years, the Astros have had very good relations with Axelrod and Peavy could benefit from being reunited with veteran pitcher Woody Williams and tutelage from the venerable Roger Clemens.
If this trade does go through and then Pettitte decides to come back, the Astros starting rotation would suddenly become the scariest in the National League with Oswalt, Pettitte, Peavy, Williams and Sampson/Albers/Buchholz–A Rocket blastoff mid-season would cement the best Astros rotation of all time.