by Justin Adkins
It looks like it may be a done deal, though it’s not been confirmed or announced yet.
Roy Oswalt is a Philadelphia Phillie.
The rumored deal is Roy Oswalt to the Phillies, with the Astros getting lefty JA Happ, reliever Vance Worley, and light hitting speedy Single-A outfielder Anthony Gose. In addition, the Astros will pick up $11 million of Oswalt’s salary commitment.
In other news, Ed Wade continues to worship at the shrine of Juan Pierre.
If this deal is accurate, it’s a great one for the Phils. Happ is a decent talent with more upside, but Oswalt is a legit number 1 starter who instantly takes the Phillies rotation to a World Series winning level.
Oswalt’s not Cliff Lee, and that ill-conceived deal still stings, but Oswalt can be a nice soothing cream.