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Walt Jocketty expects Roy Oswalt to sign with Rangers, says Reds “are pretty well set”

Feb 13, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

Walt Jocketty AP

Last week Walt Jocketty said he was “sick and tired” of rumors about the Reds negotiating with Roy Oswalt and today the general manager told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn’t anticipate making any more significant moves.

“We’ll meet again Wednesday and review it, but I think we’re pretty well set,” Jocketty said, adding that he thinks Oswalt “is waiting for Texas to clear money.”

That’s the second time Jocketty has made it clear that he expects Oswalt to wind up with the Rangers. Of course, Jocketty has also said that the Reds haven’t talked to Oswalt’s agent for more than a week, so how much insight into the situation the GM actually has is unclear.

Less than 48 hours ago Jayson Stark of ESPN.com wrote that Oswalt to the Rangers “is not gonna happen.”

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    At this rate, Burnett will have a new team sooner than Oswalt.

  2. bouwel92 - Feb 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    im a big roy oswalt fan but even im startin to get tired of all this bs just pick a team already

    • miketreedy - Feb 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM

      Rangers needed to finish up arbitration and are still trying to unload a few players. He may have already decided but he can’t sign until he has a contract in front of him.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Hey look Heyman, a GM is doing your job better than you.

  4. proudlycanadian - Feb 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Jocketty also said that Chapman will be stretched out as a starter during spring training.

    • metalhead65 - Feb 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      I do not see how chapmann magicly becomes the dominant starter they envisioned him when they signed him by the end of spring training. the guy needs time to get his strengyh and control worked out before they send him out to be a starter. 2 innings was his max as reliever and he had control issues when he went 2. hope I am wrong but I see tommy john surgery in his future.

  5. phillyphever - Feb 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    This is getting old. Roy, you lost already. Just pick a team and get your behind ready for the season.

    • Utley's Hair - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM

      If you are able just retire and walk away from millions, I fail to see how you can lose.

  6. crankyfrankie - Feb 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Leave Roy Oswalt alone!!

    • Utley's Hair - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM

      I like your style with that one, but you may be infringing on Len’s trademark rights there.

  7. foreverchipper10 - Feb 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Wait, Oswalt is a free agent?!? This is the first I have heard of this! I bet somebody signs him quick. No way he can stay on the market for long.

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