Buzz: Astros & Ranger get close to deal for Oswalt

Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports believes the Astros and Rangers are getting close to a deal that could send RHP Roy Oswalt to Arlington.

According to Calcaterra, things are being delayed as the Rangers must convince MLB, ‘who holds the purse strings until the sale of the Rangers is complete,’ to allow them to take on Oswalt’s salary.

…well, sure, i mean, $30 million is a lot of loot for a team going bankrupt to take on… and, the buzz in baseball has long been that houston is looking to dump all of oswalt’s money, even if it means getting less talent back in the deal