White Sox, Padres reportedly agree on Peavy trade. More later.
UPDATE: Peavy has to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to go through.
This really could not have worked out better for the Astros. As mentioned extensively on this blog, Peavy to the Cubs would have been disastrous. A 1-2 punch of Peavy/Zambrano would have killed. Now, not only is Peavy not heading to the Cubs (contingent on his waiving the no-trade clause), he's out of the National League.