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Would Oswalt be enough?

Updated: July 21, 2010, 12:25 PM ET
By Buster Olney

Roy Oswalt has wanted a chance to play for a winner, and he mused to a friend earlier this year that he wants what Roy Halladay got in the offseason: a chance to land with a team capable of winning the World Series. And so today or tomorrow, assuming the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros work out a tentative agreement for the right-hander, Oswalt will have a chance to accept or reject the exact opportunity that Halladay had: to pitch for the Phillies.

In order to make this happen, and to balance out their budget numbers, the Phillies are in simultaneous talks with the Tampa Bay Rays about outfielder Jayson Werth.

But talent evaluators with other teams asked an interesting question Tuesday night, as ESPN reported the ongoing talks: If the Phillies land Oswalt, are they good enough to contend for the World Series?

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