So because Houston was too cheap to give Pettite an extra $2 million, all dudes suffer.
First, the Astros likely lose both Pettite and Clemens now, and even with Carlos Lee "patrolling" left field, they're destined for another mediocre season, unless they consummate a deal for Jon Garland, which also will lead to mediocrity assuming he again demonstrates that 2004 was a one-time thing. Second, the Red Sox take a blow, because it looks like they may not sign Matsuzake, and now will watch as the Yankees get Pettite and, inevitably, Clemens too. So even with Julio Lugo at short, something tells me that won't be enough.
Third, the Rangers. Well, they were destined for mediocrity anyway, and arguably this helps their 1-in-a-1000 changes of finally getting Clemens, but I'm not betting on it.