The Houston Chronicle says the Phillies may be out of the running for Roy Oswalt only because of a contract dispute over a $16 million option in 2012.
NBC Sports reports that the Phillies are not likely to land Houston’s ace.
USA Today reports that the Phillies will scout Dan Haren tonight.
Haren is trying to ignore the rumors.
Sports Illustrated looks at the possibilities of still getting Oswalt and trading Jayson Werth to Tampa Bay.
Fox Sports looks at what all 30 teams should do at the deadline. They have the Phillies as buyers and sellers kind of like 2006 when they traded Bobby Abreu and still wanted to stay in the race. That’s when the Phillies went out and got Jamie Moyer.
Meanwhile, Bill Conlin, who is still not the King of the World, pontificates about Brett Myers being the best fit at the deadline. He might be right when you look at his stats this year and his price tag.