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OK, no one knows anything about the Oswalt deal

Jul 29, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT

Ahhhh. It hadn’t felt like deadline time until just this very moment.

Within the past few minutes two writers with Philly sources — Jayson Stark and Todd Zolecki — are saying that Phillies 1B prospect Jonathan Singleton is in the Oswalt deal. Another — Ken Rosenthal, who may not be as well-sourced in Philly but is paid to know this stuff — says Singleton is not involved. There are also direct disputes about the money involved, ranging from $8 million to $12 million.

This suggests one of two things: either the deal is not as “done” as people think it is and it’s still a fluid process or else it means that the reporters are passing along info from people who aren’t involved and don’t know anything themselves.

I live for this chaos, of course, so I find that all great fun. Those of you who don’t, however, may now set phasers to “ignore it until something definite is actually announced.”

  1. Old Gator - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Anyone know what Dan Jennings did with the rest of the bottle? I need something to keep me awake through Saturday or these incessant Roy Oswalt blogs will put me into a protracted vegetative state.

  2. YankeesfanLen - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    My phaser has been set for days. At 3PM Saturday I’ll look to see what Cashman did or didn’t do.
    In the meantime, ARod will hit #600 tonight (the history there: it was the 29th at bat for 500, and it seemed, like now, to take forever)
    Now, if the Tigers can get one win off the Rays…..

  3. Jonny5 - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    I feed off of this stuff too. I can’t get enough of it. I’m like a heroin junkie that’s all out of heroin but has baseball rumors as a second drug choice. Keep it coming until the last second!!! Although with Brad Lidge as a closer along with the last season of trading, phills fans are quite accustomed to the roller coaster ride here. I find it fun and amusing. I’d pay for it if i couldn’t get it for free. I also heard that regardles of what Amaro did to Lee, he still wants to give the Phillies first choice on his FA because he loved it here so much. True or not? You decide. Not that it’ll matter because Oswalt will be tied up through 2012, And Philly won’t be able to bear what the market will for Lee.

  4. Jonny5 - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    “Roy Oswalt blogs will put me into a protracted vegetative state.”
    You are what you eat gator, you know that. Now if you want to make the wife happy go get some Horsemeat and wiz sandwiches. ;>P

  5. CJ - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    It’s not possible cuz the Phils won’t open the walet that wide, but could you imagine if that were true and they did trade for Oswalt, then signed Lee in the offseason?
    Halladay (R), Lee (L), Oswalt (R), Hamels (L) would be devastating.

  6. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Rosenthal being right when Stark is wrong would be a first. I’d listen to Stark…he’s WELL CONNECTED with the Phillies.

  7. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    What do you think the Phillies are…the Yankees? If the Phillies decided to spend as much money as they do, they could EASILY fit those 4 guys together. EASILY. But they are not irresponsible spend-thrifts.
    Cue the nasty comments from the Yankers fans…but before you start, I’m just busting your balls guys. I know you are following the rules.

  8. Old Gator - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    If I want to make the wife happy, I go to CVS and score some Cialis. I can’t imagine what you and your significant other do with horsemeat and velveeta sandwiches, and frankly, I don’t want to know.

  9. Jonny5 - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Yes it would be, But the Phillies are not the Yankees. Although they are starting to act like it at times. I think Lee will end up with the Bankees honestly,, but I don’t know crap when it comes to this stuff. It’s all guesswork. But that lineup would be awesome.

  10. Jonny5 - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Lol!!! I eat them. Therefore I am horse. Btw, the wiz kills mosquitoes on contact.

  11. Hawkeye - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Anyway the Phils take the 12 million and move Raroid Ibanez to some cash starved team like the Mets.

  12. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    I love how all the experts are tweeting Oswalt’s career stats against the Cowards, Guppies and Mutts. Don’t they know that Oswalt has one purpose and that is this…win games 2 and 6 of the World Series. Period. That’s it. Forget the NL Least.

  13. Ace2000 - Jul 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Hey now, slow down. The Phillies are still 3.5 games behind the “Cowards,” and as of today, they wouldn’t even make the playoffs. That’s a very good Braves team in front of them, and the Reds and Cardinals are no pushovers for the wild card. Sure, the Mets and Marlins don’t pose much of a threat standings-wise, but the Phillies would sure love to have Oswalt beating up on those teams to help propel them to the postseason.

  14. EG - Jul 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Rosenthal was RIGHT – Stark was WRONG – Singleton stays a Phillie.

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