Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago (the most worthless ESPN idea since Dream Job) is reporting that the Astros won't be trading anybody anytime soon, unless it's for higher payroll and diminished results.
An Insider, via Levine:
"The Astros owner, Drayton McLane, has always been steadfast on his direction of the Astros," the executive told me. "Mr. McLane will be more prone to adding to his team rather than trading his present players away." The executive added, "I read your blog and whoever told you Houston will continue moving Oswalt just wasn't correct. Mr. McLane believes in his management team," said the source. "And his players are someone who he believes in as well. I doubt that you'll see [the Astros] ever trading players just to save salary."
The Insider, who is "one of the best-informed people in baseball," did not deny that there were rumblings between Roy and Coop. And you get one guess as to who is going to lose that battle...