UPDATE (1:35 pm): Basically official. J.A. Happ, Vance Worley, and Anthony Gose to Houston for Roy Oswalt and $11 million. Wow.
UPDATE (1:07 pm): Multiple sources confirming that Oswalt will accept trade to Philadelphia, although trade not yet final.
The Phillies and Astros apparently have a deal in place that would send RHP Roy Oswalt to the Phillies, pending the approval of Oswalt himself, who famously has a full no-trade clause. The deal would effectively increase the amount of "Roy" in the Phillies starting rotation from 20% to 40%.
According to several sources, the trade will likely include left-hander J.A. Happ and Single-A first baseman Jonathan Singleton.
The sticking point at this time is likely the 2012 team option on Oswalt's contract.
More on this as it develops.
In the meantime, your links after the jump...
Brown's bat, humility work well together
They will tell about a player so tall, so graceful, so powerful that comparisons to great lanky left-handed hitters like Ted Williams, Barry Bonds (the early years), Ken Griffey Jr. and Darryl Strawberry came to mind.
Holy crap, no pressure on the kid, huh?
Domo-nation: Brown makes quick impresssion as Phillies rout Diamondbacks
"I don’t know, a couple of bombs would have been nice," Brown said, smiling afterward. "But no, it went great. Let’s not get head over heels."
He's a real big-leaguer now, already mixing metaphors!
Phillies in the 1980s: From top to bottom
I'm not even that old (32) and it blows my mind that the 1980s are a source of retro/nostalgia. Waiting for the first "90s Night," complete with flannel and disjointed narratives.
Philadelphia Phillies superscout Dave Hollins was at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday night, the sixth consecutive game he has seen the Jays play. He was also in Detroit for the weekend series. With second baseman Chase Utley injured, if the Phillies acquired Bautista, they would move Placido Polanco from third to second and play the major leagues’ home run leader at third.
Interesting. I like it.
Phillies looking at Indians' Carmona as trade deadline nears
Plleeaassse tell me this is all moot now that the Oswalt deal looks like it's going to happen.
Strasburg likely to miss Sunday start as well
Certainly not wishing injury on anyone, especially Strasburg, but... everything's coming up Milhouse!