New York Baseball Digest is floating the idea that the Houston Astros are asking the Mets for three top prospects in return for starting pitcher Roy Oswalt.
I think it is obvious that starting pitching is a need for the Mets. Oswalt would be owed $16 million in 2011, plus whatever is left on his $16 million salary this season. That's a lot to swallow, plus having to give up three prospects.
If I was Omar Minaya, the Mets GM, I might pass on that one.