Just read this in the JOhn Donovan article in SI. I for one would love to have him back....any thoughts...


Purpura has let it be known that there aren't many untouchables on his roster, though he's certainly hamstrung by some contracts. Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell, as 10-year veterans who have five years with the Astros, can't be traded without their consent. Pitcher Andy Pettitte and slugger Lance Berkman have no-trade provisions.

Still, the Astros have to do something because they face a budget crunch. The team is on the hook for some $75 million to $80 million for 12 players -- not counting Clemens.