Sources: Rangers, Mets could be targets

Updated: May 23, 2010, 1:49 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

If the Astros are to trade Roy Oswalt, his strong preference is to go to a contending team that has a chance to win immediately -- much in the same way Roy Halladay's preference this past offseason was to go to the Phillies.

Oswalt's full no-trade clause and high salary -- Oswalt is owed about $29 million over this year and next -- as well as his recent injury history and the possible prospect demands of the Astros, could extremely limit Houston's options, according to rival executives.

"I've ...

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