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Roy Oswalt would block trades to the Tigers, White Sox

Jul 9, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal tweets that Roy Oswalt — the proud owner of a full no-trade clause — would use that clause to block trades to either the Tigers or the White Sox.

He doesn’t say why he doesn’t want to go to those two teams. He’s been reported to be exceedingly fond of life down south, though, so maybe he just doesn’t want to go to some northern city. Until someone tells me different, I’m going to choose to believe that it’s some long-simmering, three-way family vendetta that goes back 100 years involving The Guillen, Leyland and Oswalt families and something about the fabled trade route between Venezuela, Toledo, Ohio and  Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Regardless, that would rule out the little Rick Porcello audition being for the benefit of Mr. Wade.  

  1. Simon DelMonte - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Hmmm. He doesn’t mention the Twins. Who are apparently not getting Cliff Lee and might be more willing to make this happen instead.
    Maybe Roy secretly desires to go fishing in as many of the 1,000 lakes as possible?
    I just hope we don’t see a repeat of last year’s Jake Peavy Saga.

  2. ThatGuy - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Land of 10,000 lakes… not 1,000. But Minnesota is a lot more back country than Chicago and Detriot which are much more urban. Maybe he just don’t like big cities.

  3. Craig Calcaterra - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Houston is the fourth biggest city in the country.

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