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Oswalt Isn't Out Of Phillies Reach

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Sometimes, for a trade to happen, somebody has to blink. That blink often comes in the final week of the non-waiver trading period, and usually comes from one of the teams involved in the trade discussions. For the 2010 Phillies, that blink may have come late last week and it came from the player that they're trying to deal for.

Late last week, Roy Oswalt blinked. He backed off of his demand that any club - other than the Cardinals - that was going to trade for him, would have to guarantee his contract for 2012. Initially, when Oswalt made the demand, it seemed to shoot the Phillies out of the running to acquire Oswalt, but with his concession, they're right back in the hunt for the 32 year-old right-hander. And to make...

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