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Roy Oswalt got an offer from the Red Sox

Jan 25, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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Today is different than yesterday, huh?  Yesterday we had Prince Fielder, Tony La Russa and Tim Lincecum news. Today: we churn Roy Oswalt rumors.  Hey, it’s not all glamour and glitz.

Anyway: Heyman says that the Red Sox have made an offer to Oswalt. No sense if he’ll take it or if, like an earlier offer from Detroit — he’ll turn it down.  But if it’s been sitting out there for a bit it may explain that earlier stuff about people thinking that he’s leaning toward Texas or St. Louis despite Boston’s need for a starter.

Whatever the case, Oswalt will pitch someplace. Until then we’ll let you know what people kinda sorta think about all that.

  1. bloodysock - Jan 25, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Jim Bowden said the Red Sox also made an offer to Edwin Jackson.

  2. uyf1950 - Jan 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    It also appears the Red Sox have made an offer to Edwin Jackson.

    Red Sox Have Made Offer To Edwin Jackson
    By Mike Axisa [January 25, 2012 at 2:13pm CST]
    The Red Sox have made an offer to free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden (on Twitter), and the two sides are currently in talks. A source told Bowden that they prefer Jackson to Roy Oswalt, to whom they also made an offer.

    Jackson, 28, might be willing to accept a one-year contract according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Scott Boras client has thrown at least 199 innings in each of the last three years, with a 3.96 ERA, 7.1 K/9, 3.00 BB/9, and a 44.0% ground ball rate during that time. With Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz carrying injury concerns, Jackson would add a much needed innings eater to Boston’s staff.

  3. Jonny 5 - Jan 25, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I wouldn’t be shocked to see him back in Philly either. Remember there are no real Philly rumors. Any time you hear Philly mentioned as a rumor it doesn’t happen, then BAM, they signed someone you would never expect.

    • trevorb06 - Jan 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

      You just jynxed it. No more Oswalt to Philly. Instead they’re going to sign Prince Fielder away from the Tigers because nobody expects THAT to happy. Aw crap, I jynxed that, too.

  4. mojosmagic - Jan 25, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    When healthy this guy is still a great pitcher.

  5. uyf1950 - Jan 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Here is an update on Oswalt:

    Latest On Roy Oswalt
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [January 25 at 4:35pm CST]
    4:35pm: There’s mutual interest between the Rangers and Oswalt, but for him to be a fit, it’d have to be on Texas’ terms, Heyman tweets.

  6. dirkified - Jan 25, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    He lives in Houston.. makes sense he wants to work close to home. Love my Rangers!!!

  7. uyf1950 - Jan 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Yet another UPDATE on Roy Oswalt:

    Latest On Roy Oswalt
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [January 25 at 8:36pm CST]
    9:36pm: Some executives believe that the Rangers are the favorites to land Oswalt, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Other interested clubs include the Cardinals, Red Sox, Nationals, Indians, and Brewers.

    Even after acquiring Gio Gonzalez, Rosenthal writes that the Nats value Oswalt’s veteran presence and makeup. The Indians are in the mix as they face the possible loss of the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona. Milwaukee would only sign Oswalt at the right price.

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