MLB Trade Deadline: Four Reasons Why Roy Oswalt Works for the Phillies

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MLB Trade Deadline: Four Reasons Why Roy Oswalt Works for the Phillies

Roy Oswalt is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Breathe easy, Phillies fans; the Fightins now have arguably the top front three rotation in the National League East and must once again be considered the favorites to win the division, if not the NL pennant.

But for some fans, the Oswalt acquisition will mean only one thing: Couldn't the Phils have just kept freakin' Cliff Lee?

The answer, obviously, is sure.

But here are four reasons the Phils are better off with Oswalt, nonetheless.

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