Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Zolecki: Roy might not make the Phillies pick up that option

MLB.com's Todd Zolecki says that the 2012 option isn't as big a deal as it's made out to be, and that Easy Eddie himself is personally acquainted with the Phillies' Single-A team:

Sources said yesterday that Oswalt would waive his no-trade clause to play in Philadelphia, which echoed what Oswalt said Monday. Sources also said his $16 million club option for 2012 is not the sticking point it has been made to be, indicating Oswalt might not make the Phillies pick up the option, if it meant being traded or remaining in Houston...

...It remains to be seen if the Phillies and Astros can agree on prospects. The Astros have scouted left-hander J.A. Happ, which indicates he could be part of the deal. Astros general manager Ed Wade personally scouted Class A Lakewood recently. (Hint, hint, they know the talent in Lakewood very well.)


Okay. Here's Lakewood's stat page. Any guesses?

2 comments:

ProBeez4 said...

Jonathan Singleton HAS to be the guy we are after and probably the sticking point in the trade. Big power prospect at 1B with very good plate discipline at such a young age. Hitting .319 with a 44:45 BB:K ratio, 12 bombs and 18 doubles in 69 games.

P Jarred Cosart is another quality looking player. Give me Happ and Singleton and anything beyond that would be gravy at this stage.

ProBeez4 said...

Wanted to add that Singleton has dead-even splits and has even stolen 6 bags. He is the guy we need, bottom line.