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.


OremLK said...

Yeah, don't understand the "high ceiling young catcher" thing. Don't we already have like ten of those in short season ball and Castro in the bigs?

john bateman said...

Do not believe they are sold on Castro in spite of the past big buildup. Had our share of weak hitting catchers. So far he is as bad as Towles.

OremLK said...

I disagree, I think they are 100% sold. I am too; Castro is going to hit. Give him time. He's extremely young to be playing in the big leagues every day.

Towles got hung out to dry (no pun intended). He never got a real chance. Castro will because Ed Wade drafted and developed him, and he has a thing for players he drafts and develops.

Peanut said...

Towles got his chances. He's just not a good catcher. His struggles with the bat are far less relevant than his struggles with the pitching staff.