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The Rangers were trying to get Oswalt even after they landed Lee

Jul 27, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

Nolan Ryan has a crush on Roy Oswalt, and crushes die hard.

We knew that the Rangers were interested in Oswalt, but we didn’t realize he was this interested: according to Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers re-visited earlier talks with the Astros regarding Roy Oswalt after acquiring Cliff Lee.

There was no way it was going to happen — it was hard enough for them to take on the relatively minor money owed Lee, so putting Oswalt’s contract on top of that was a non-starter — but they pursued it anyway, Rosenthal says.

Animating the apparently hopeless pursuit of Oswalt? Nolan Ryan is simply fixated on the guy.  That’s what a little bird told me anyway. Ryan sees a lot of himself in Oswalt, both as a pitcher and as a guy in general, and has long wanted Oswalt to play for him.  Crushes die hard, ya know?

  1. Old Gator - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Craig, as long as we have another four days or so to be subjected to the crushing ennui of the Roy Oswalt saga, could you maybe find another photo of him, at least? Or how about just running that WTF dog again? At least his expression had some personality in it.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 27, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Oswalt is NO Ryan…Sorry Nolan

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