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The Orioles are sniffing around Roy Oswalt

May 24, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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Figuratively, of course.

Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have right-hander Roy Oswalt on their “radar.”  Oswalt, of course, has the Cardinals and Rangers on his radar because he wants to be where he’s comfortable.

The reality, of course, is that neither of those teams are particularly interested. If Oswalt is going to pitch for anything approaching what has been customary for mid-season mercenary money, he’s probably gonna have to look east, where the competitive races and the teams with some money to spend on mid-season improvements reside.

And those things still reside in Baltimore. Which, in all honesty, would be a good fit and could make things way more interesting in the AL East.

  1. ajcardsfan - May 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Well after analyzing Halladay’s pitching form via his bobblehead, I think the Phillies really need to sign Oswalt back. /s

  2. Andy Snakovsky - May 24, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    As an O’s fan id love to see it. It brings a proven winner to the rotation and IMO adds even more excitement to what has already been an exciting 2 months. It will also bring some stability to the rotation, other than Hammel and Chen the O’s starting 5 have been wildly inconsistent.

    • rockthered1286 - May 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      Agreed…to some extent. Matusz over his last 5 is 4-1 with an ERA under 3. He’s coming back to form. Add a healthy Britton and bring in Oswalt..I like it. Check this out

      -Andino replaces the 3B platoon
      -Roberts replaces Andino at second
      -DH platoon of Nick Johnson, Reimold (if he comes back) and Betemit
      -Oswalt and Britton replace Jake and Hunter in the rotation
      -Arrieta replaces Gregg in the pen

      Disposables include Reynolds, Gregg, and Chavez. Hopefully some combo of those 3 can yield us a GOOD backup catcher (Exposito has no bat, Paulino has no D) @ the trade deadline, and I think we’re set. Utility infielder would be Tolleson& Flaherty, outfield would be Reimold & Betemit.

      Wow. We’ve come a long way in a short time…

      • Andy Snakovsky - May 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM

        i like it, also signing Oswalt sends a message to the team and the fan base that they are serious about winning. And for once i actually believe it can happen.

  3. rico7207 - May 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    It be money wasted. He was good but that was before. So were others who are just stealing their cash now like M Cabrera of the Tigers and many others. Paying for the past is costly and a waste.

  4. ldivious15 - May 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Maybe they should try and pry David Wright from the Mets………Reynolds is garbage!!

  5. leftywildcat - May 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Come back to Phila, Roy; Worley’s on the DL. Come back when Utley and Howard are ready to go.

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