It appears that ownership from both clubs killed this deal nearly simultaneously Sunday night. Angelos because he's a meddling idiot. McLane because he didn't want Oswalt to wind up cross-state with the Rangers.Originally Posted by Krall
Houston was willing to part with Oswalt because they really need offense and it was clear that Oswalt is going to test free agency after 2007. I can't see them getting a better player in return for Oswalt than Tejada between now and next year's deadline, especially considering Tejada is signed for reasonable numbers through 2009.