Monday, July 26, 2010

Crasnick: Oswalt wants that 2012 option, after all

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has a series of tweets in which he describes the (or "a") current situation with Roy:

Just to make it clear: Roy Oswalt will not approve any trade unless his $16M option for 2012 is picked up. Cardinals. Phillies. The team doesn't matter. That part is pretty much non-negotiable. When Oswalt talked about "restructuring," he meant he might be willing to defer a part of the money. But that was it.

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100723&content_id=12549412&notebook_id=12550270&vkey=notebook_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou

" Astros right-hander Roy Oswalt, who's been at the center of trade speculation since he asked the club to trade him to a contender two months ago, said on Friday that money won't be an issue in approving a trade from the Astros, hinting that he's not worried about teams' willingness to pick up his $16 million option for 2012.
"The money part, I can work out with anybody," he said. "We can work on doing different things to restructure whatever they want to do. The biggest thing is making it work for both of us." "

If Roy has truly changed his stance, Roy simply does not want to get traded. Easy as that.

John Royal said...

That's it. I give up. A pox on both their houses. Now excuse me while I bang my head with a brick.

Andrew said...

Of course nowhere in that quote does he specifically say that I wont require my option to be picked up, just that "the money part can be worked out".

Jonathan said...

You're right. There wasn't an exact quote saying I'll waive my option or whatever the case may be but there was this tidbit: "hinting that he's not worried about teams' willingness to pick up his $16 million option for 2012."