The Astros are just a month removed from winning their first World Series in franchise history, but they are already looking ahead to next season.

Houston made a key move acquiring Tigers ace Justin Verlander before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline, and the defending champs are now ready to dip back into the starting pitching market.

According to The Athletic, the Astros are considering a move for Jake Arrieta or Yu Darvish. The report also stated Houston is interested in a potential trade for Rays All-Star ace Chris Archer.

Current Astros star Dallas Keuchel reportedly signed super-agent Scott Boras, so he looks poised for free agency in 2019. It's possible the Astros are bracing themselves for losing their long-time ace.