Sometimes a baseball source will tell a writer one thing, and then another baseball source will tell the writer a conflicting thing. This might be new. Here we have a baseball source telling a writer one thing, and then the same baseball source later telling the writer a conflicting thing. Gordon Edes:
After indicating late Friday night that pitcher Roy Oswalt was signing with the St. Louis Cardinals "soon," the same major league source acknowledged Wednesday that Oswalt had not yet made a decision and that the Red Sox still "had a great chance" of signing him.
On the one hand, okay, maybe the baseball source is plugged in to the fluid Oswalt sweepstakes. On the other hand, this baseball source said Oswalt was going to the Cardinals last Friday. This exact same baseball source, just last Friday. Like, no baseball source has told Gordon Edes the wrong thing more recently than this baseball source.
This update does make a little sense, though. Maybe "great" is overstating things, but as much as Oswalt would like to pitch for the Cardinals or Rangers, the Cardinals and Rangers have full starting rotations. And limited money. The Red Sox are next in line, and though Oswalt isn't thrilled about pitching in Massachusetts, what if the Cardinals and Rangers can't make space? Oswalt would have to sign somewhere, right?
Boston's still in the mix. To some degree. There should be a resolution to all this soon.