As the Cliff Lee sweepstakes heat up (with the Yankees rumored to be involved, after Lee beat the piss out of them), Roy remains a number of teams' Plan B, including, possibly, the Mets:
If a deal for Lee does not happen, Houston ace Roy Oswalt remains an intriguing backup plan. The Mets believe that Oswalt is imminently available, but consider the Astros' current demands of top prospects and payment of the approximately $25 million left on the pitcher's contract far too steep.
I'll agree with a few of the Citizens who have left comments regarding Wade's stance on this trade: He's starting with a high-price as the basis of a negotiating where a happy medium is ultimately reached. Hopefully.