Out of nowhere, at least to me, the Astros are now shopping Roy Oswalt this season.
Since 2002, Oswalt, Brandon Webb, and Carlos Zambrano have probably been the best young starting pitchers in the National League.
Oswalt is currently only 28-years-old. If I recall correctly, he cannot be a free agent until after the 2007 season.
Yes, he had some injury problems in 2001. And, he’s logged a lot of innings for someone so young and slight of build. But, right now, he’s “ace” material.
Is Oswalt the type of pitcher that the Yankees should go after now – even if it means trading someone like Philip Hughes?
If New York does have an interest in Oswalt, they better hurry. There’s just about 70 minutes left until the trading deadline.