Friday, July 9, 2010

Things Is Starting To Heat Up!

It's about to become a lot more interesting to be an Astros fan as the rumors are starting to fly about where Roy is going. Smilin' Ken Rosenthal says (and here) that:

Source: Market for Oswalt "slow," could heat up post-Lee. Couple of teams in. Roy O has no-trade. #Astros reluctant to pick up big $$$...

...Oswalt ruling out #Tigers, #WhiteSox, others.

So Roy is starting with 30 teams and eliminating them as he goes, eh?

But Smilin' Ken's teammate, Jon Paul Morosi says Rick Porcello's start in Toledo has been pushed back. Is it related?

The Tigers are reluctant to part with Porcello for a two- or three-month rental. It’s more plausible that they would move him for a pitcher who would be under control for multiple seasons beyond 2010.

The current trade market includes two pitchers who match that description: Houston’s Roy Oswalt and Arizona’s Dan Haren. However, one source told senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal that Oswalt would not waive his no-trade clause to come to Detroit.

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