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Roy Oswalt should thrive in Philly

Updated: July 30, 2010, 12:18 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

Newly acquired Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt was the No. 16 starting pitcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater a few days ago before he was tuned up for six runs against the Cincinnati Reds. Now he's No. 29. Switching teams from the offensively challenged Houston Astros to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for J.A. Happ and prospects Jonathan Villar and Anthony Gose (more on him later) certainly won't hurt him statistically, but I wouldn't say Oswalt is likely to pitch like a Cy Young winner the rest of the way, either. He's 32 years old, and we all know who he is.

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