According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, we may very well have seen the last of Jayson Werth tonight.
Indications Phillies are working on major deal for starting pitcher & would move Jayson Werth in a companion trade. More to come on espn.com
[Update by JasonB, 07/20/10 10:51 PM EDT ] Could it be Roy Oswalt coming the other way?
Follow-up on Phillies tweet: Phillies have talked about lots of starters. But hearing they've spent a lot of time exploring an Oswalt deal.
[Note by JasonB, 07/20/10 10:58 PM EDT ] Stark has posted a full run down of everything he's heard on ESPN.com. Check out the full article, but here are the main points.
- Another team has told Stark that the Phillies have stepped up their efforts trade Werth in the past week.
- The Phillies have focused on top-of-the-rotation starters and are only looking for a pitcher they can control beyond this year.
- Indications are that the team has spent recent days exploring a trade for Astros Ace Roy Oswalt.