Are Phillies Close to Getting Roy Oswalt?

Sources say talks are "heavy." Plus: Trouble at the Free Library, NJ takes over AC, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Will the Phils Get Roy Oswalt? Jamie Moyer is hurt, Kyle Kendrick sucks, the team needs help, and Ruben Amaro sounds like’s ready to deal. [, MLB Fanhouse]

Ryan Howard Is the Fourth Most Marketable Guy in Baseball. So says a survey of sports marketing execs, who put the Yankees’ Derek Jeter on top of the list. The Scoop is all for Ryan getting more endorsements, though he’s not sure he’ll ever forgive the lame Subway Philly cheesesteak ads. [Business Journal]

Did Former Library Head Get Improper Bonuses? Controller Alan Butkovitz says yes and wants Eliot Shelkrot to pay back $236,000. But the library trustees say the dough was all on the up and up. [Inquirer]

State Ready to Take Over AC Casino District. They would push aside local Atlantic City government. Imagine that — the Scoop thought everything was going so well in AC. []

Get Ready for… Philly Beer Week 2011. The organizers just announced the dates for next June. This year’s Week included 1,000 different events and 80 brewers from around the world. [Foobooz]

Ponzi Schemer Pleads Guilty. The operator of a Kennett Square investment firm pleaded guilty to a $25 million scheme to defraud clients. He faces up to 30 years in prison. [Business Journal]