Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ESPN: Major Trade in works in Philadelphia

With a captip to Citizen Trae, we find this story on ESPN, in which Ruben Amaro Jr might be desperate to turn the season around, and "hinted strongly to reporters" that the Phillies could make a trade by the time Kyle Kendrick's turn in the rotation comes back around on Saturday.

But there were indications they've spent a lot of time in recent days exploring a trade for Astros ace Roy Oswalt.

There are no guarantees that Roy would approve the deal, but Buster Olney appeared on Baseball Tonight...uh, tonight...mentioning that Jayson Werth could get dealt as part of a three-team trade with Tampa Bay (whom Karl Ravech pointed to) as a potential destination for Werth, evening out the salaries. The Astros would then receive players from Tampa Bay (provided this all even happens in the first place).

It's a lot of conjecture, and a lot of what-ifs, but it is interesting.

5 comments:

street said...

Ed Wade make a trade that involved the Phillies? No way...

yoni said...

rays could be involved with werth going there

RealTexan74 said...

Ed Wade needs to talk with Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers in a trade deal for Roy Oswalt..The Rangers needs pitching for sure and the Astros needs some great young help in all areas..Could be the best move Ed has ever done..

Joe said...

LOL dude we all know Texas is a good fit, but they just traded for Cliff Lee. They definitely still have the talent to make the deal but there is no way that they have the resources financially speaking to make this deal. Well if they did, we would be eating so much money and MLB would be getting so much hate mail for funding the Rangers. I'm 21 today. Trade Roy and this will be the best birthday ever!

The Constable. said...

And a big happy birthday to Joe.