Monday, July 19, 2010

FanHouse: 60% Chance of Roy

The new Trade Deadline report from Fanhouse says that:

Don't bet on Roy Oswalt pitching somewhere other than Houston by the end of the month. One major league executive rated the chances of Oswalt staying with the Astros through the deadline and beyond at "60 percent."

Houston is apparently willing to offer some salary relief -- in the range of $4-5 million -- but it's unclear if that will be enough to entice most teams.

$4-5 million isn't going to cut it, if the Astros want any kind of prospects back for Roy. $10-12 million and this deal gets done.


street said...

So exactly which teams prospects would you want the Astros to have the privilege of spending $12M on while trading away a true #2 pitcher (maybe #1)? And before folks go there, don't believe the hype: Roy's contract may be a tad pricey, but just a tad...

The Constable. said...

I would love it if the Rays got interested, and started doling out prospects. $4 million on a $25 million contract is a savings by the destination team of 16%.

Who do you want the Astros to dance with?

Joe said...

Yankees for Oswalt even though I don't see them necessarily see them wanting to add a player who is staying on the books through next year. If Phil Hughes has a few rough starts, they will make the move for Roy more than likely. Including the catcher Montero, who could either be moved to first or traded if we decide to stick with Castro and optimize the value of Montero as a catcher.