Thursday, July 22, 2010

Details emerging on the Cardinals' offer

So it seems that Jayson Stark knows what the Astros were offered for Roy:

According to one source, the Cardinals offered two young players off their major-league roster for Oswalt. Among the prospects the Astros are likely to press for: last year's No. 1 pick, 19-year-old right-hander Shelby Miller...

...The Phillies, meanwhile, are thought to have offered pitcher J.A. Happ and a list of younger prospects for the Astros to choose from. But Houston is looking for higher-ceiling young players, particularly a catcher and/or corner infielders, than the names on that list.

A catcher, huh? I get the corner infielder part, but a catcher?

What about that 2012 option, official of one AL team?
"In the end. I don't believe the guy is going to insist on getting that option picked up. He wants out. And if he really wants out, that's going to change."

And here's the shocker of the day:

Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, has not returned multiple calls from in the last 48 hours.