Alas, we've apparently cleared the last major hurdle. Reports Jayson Stark:
Roy Oswalt plans to OK deal to #Phillies, source says. But deal not official yet. More to come on ESPN.com #trades
With the players settled, the money settled, and the matter of Oswalt's no-trade clause settled, everything's in place for the long-time Astros ace to head to Philadelphia. All that should be left now is dotting some i's, crossing some t's, and maybe some physical examinations.
Roy Oswalt may have preferred St. Louis, but ultimately, it seems he's just happy to go to a contender. The Braves and the NL Wild Card contenders are raising their eyebrows, intrigued and concerned.