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There are lots of Roy Oswalt rumblings today but … beware

May 18, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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Lots of Roy Oswalt stuff today:

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Oswalt threw for the Phillies and Red Sox recently. He says Oswalt is throwing for two other teams — mystery teams! — too.  Jon Heyman is saying that Oswalt expects to be back in the bigs within a month.  His CBS colleague Scott Miller says that he wants to pitch by June, but “only for team with good chance at World Series.”

Meanwhile, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer tweeted this in response to all of that:

But … why?  In response to a question from our old friend Halladay’s Biceps on Twitter, Gelb suggested that this could be Oswalt’s agent spreading baloney in an effort to drive up Oswalt’s price, saying “he has done it many times before.”  Which, yes, I have heard too.

Roy Oswalt: a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped up in some camouflage pants and probably sitting in a field in Illinois or Texas or something right now, wondering where all of this noise is coming from.

  1. heyblueyoustink - May 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    He’s not hard to find….just look for the fella with the back brace riding a tractor.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 18, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    See Kyle McClellan story.

    • ajcardsfan - May 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM


    • stlouis1baseball - May 18, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      Hell yes…P.C. Sign the Man!

  3. fellspointbird - May 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Older pitcher wants to pitch half season for prorated salary of $15mil. Picky about destination, but isn’t afraid of a ring. Will throw it around if necessary.

  4. burm61 - May 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    If Josh Tomlin’s MRI comes back bad I wouldn’t be surprised if Cleveland is interested

  5. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Yeah, I’ll believe Roy’s interested when he says it himself.

  6. leftywildcat - May 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    With VW on the DL, I can believe than Ruben is interested.

    • chadjones27 - May 18, 2012 at 2:28 PM

      Unless Worley’s arm issue is worse than a typical 15 day DL stint, I doubt RAJ is interested in paying for another pitcher. Unless, and this is a HUGE unless, they want him in the bullpen.
      You’d have to look at a team that can contend and want to upgrade their 3rd pitching spot. I don’t see Roy O. as being anything more.

      • stlouis1baseball - May 18, 2012 at 2:37 PM

        Yes Chad…like the St. Louis Cardinals.

      • chadjones27 - May 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM

        You may want to watch out. I think Roy O is a hunter, he’s still pissed off at that rally squirrel.

      • xmatt0926x - May 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM

        Not sure Oswalt is a #3 on a real contender who would need their #3 to start several playoff games. He was great for that half season 1st stint with the Phillies but outside of that he was just ok. Not bad by any means but not a major difference maker. Then again maybe taking so much time off will leave him with a little more juice for a final half-season run.

  7. stlouis1baseball - May 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Halladay’s Biceps hooks a Brother up again…via Twitter.
    I am really surprised he hasn’t created another HBT account with a different name at this point.
    Or has he? Hmmmmm….

  8. bouwel92 - May 18, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    I bet the Astros are one of the mystery teams. It kinda makes sense he wants to be close to Mississippi, and the Rangers don’t want him. Call me crazy but i could see the Braves as another contender for Roy.

    • jwbiii - May 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      The “good chance at World Series” part could be a stumbling lock for Houston.

    • stex52 - May 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Don’t see it. He is still popular in Houston, but they have a rebuilding plan. The plan is not contingent on expensive, older players.

  9. stairwayto7 - May 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Oswalt to Oakland!

  10. jfk69 - May 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Oswalt…Show me the money!
    Baseball Gm’s…..How is that back of yours??

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