WILL OSWALT FULPHIL HIS DREAM?

Fantasy owners and Phillie fans are waiting for Oswalt to approve a trade to Philly.

Nothing would please Roy Oswalt more than to play for a Major League playoff contender. The lowly Houston Astros, anxious to purge large salaries, are willing to oblige Oswalt. They have successfully negotiated a deal sending the multi-million dollar contract of the ace pitcher to the Philadelphia Phillies, who sit 3 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. The trade is pending approval by Oswalt, who must waive his no-trade clause. Chances are good this will happen, as Oswalt would move into an favorable competitive scenario, teaming with Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels to give the Phillies a trio of top-quality pitchers. Roy Oswalt managed good numbers with the Astros (3.41 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 120 Ks in 129 IP) in a hitter’s park. Philadelphia is equally a launching pad of sorts. His stats should take a favorable spike, as his wins (only 6 with very little run support) should increase with the aid of a powerful Phillies offense.

– Si Korot

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2 Responses

  1. It is still pending Oswalt’s approval, as he has a no-trade clause in his contract. thgey won’t announce who the Asros get til the trade is done, though i am hearing that JA Happ will be part of the group going to Houston…

  2. Is it a done deal? I haven’t seen it anywhere… I’m just wondering who/what they gave up to get him…

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