There isn’t huge amounts of new news to report on the Roy Oswalt/Jayson Werth trade front, but there are a few tidbits.
First, Buster Olney says the move is more about 2011.
Olney suggests the Phillies acquiring Roy Oswalt and trading Jayson Werth would in large part be about positioning the team for 2011. Oswalt would still be under contract next year, while Domonic Brown would get big league seasoning.
SI.com points out that interestingly enough Roy Oswalt’s next scheduled start is Saturday, which is precisely when the Phils need a starting pitcher.
The Houston Chronicle’s Bernardo Fallas spoke with Oswalt, who said that the team had not yet approached him about waiving his no-trade clause, but he would consider Philadelphia.