The Astros have asked the Dodgers for either Matt Kemp or James Loney in a deal for Roy Oswalt, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Loney is a reasonable request, but the 'Stros would be setting their sights too high with Kemp. The Dodgers are apparently unwilling to part with either player. Meanwhile, Houston is not enamored with St. Louis' young talent, but the Cardinals remain skeptical that the Astros are willing to deal Oswalt within the division, even if they could come up with the right package. Philadelphia might make the most sense, but it's not clear if Oswalt would even be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go there. Stay tuned.