Astros seem pretty strong right now-
Craig Biggio can still hit well, over 300.
Everett has got gold glove skills and has some speed
Bagwell is well, still the slugger we know
Jeff Kent, nuff said.
Berkman, nuff said.
Mike Lamb/Palmeiro/Hidalgo are question marks but they hit well for the most part.
Once Pettite comes back their pitching will be more than decent- especially with the HoF Clemens and the potential HoF astros ace Oswalt. Redding has been pitching well as of late, and Miller, eh, he's been struggle a bit lately but he'll come around.
However, Astros >Cubbies.