Monday, July 26, 2010

Roy doesn't want to go to Philly

A Source With Direct Knowledge of Roy's Thinking tells Ken Rosenthal that he doesn't want to go to Philadelphia.

Added an AL Executive:
"I'd be surprised if Oswalt goes (anywhere). It sounds like both he and the Astros are difficult."

If the Phillies and Astros reach a trade agreement, the Phillies could attempt to persuade Oswalt to waive his no-trade clause, perhaps by offering to guarantee his $16 million club option for 2012.

Oswalt, though, could employ the same strategy that Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay did last off-season, holding out for the team of his choice – in this case, the Cardinals.