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Oswalt could throw wrench in deal

Updated: July 22, 2010, 11:44 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Roy Oswalt's contract demands could be on the verge of blowing up a potential deal that would send the Houston Astros ace to Philadelphia.

Oswalt is asking the Phillies, or any team that acquires him, to guarantee his $16 million option in 2012 before he would approve a trade, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

And the Phillies, at least for now, are balking at that request. So unless one side or both changes or softens its ...

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