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MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies And Astros Now Talking Straight Up About Roy Oswalt

That didn't take long. I hardly had enough time to express the proper amount of skepticism over this afternoon's three- or four-team Roy Oswalt trade rumor before Buster Olney chimed in with an update:

Heard this: A third team that was involved in the Phillies-Oswalt talks has backed out. Philly-Houston now dealing head to head #trades

Those big trades are always so complicated. This is much simpler, even though it's hard to figure out how the Phillies could fit Oswalt into the fold. One has to wonder if there are any other serious suitors, or if, as far as Oswalt is concerned, it's Philly or bust.