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  1. Roy Oswalt retires

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Roy Oswalt was one of the best when he was in his prime, but then his prime ended, as did his health and effectiveness. Now he’s calling it quits: All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to retire, and plans to work with his agent, Bob Garber. 163 wins, 102 losses. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February…

  2. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  3. Roy Oswalt wants to pitch next season

    Nov 18, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt was hit hard during his time with the Rockies this season, but he isn’t ready to call it a career. According to MLB Trade Rumors, the 36-year-old intends to pitch in the majors next season. The big question is whether anyone in the majors still wants him. Oswalt had an 8.63 ERA in…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. Roy Oswalt allows five runs in return

    Sep 8, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Roy Oswalt pitched for the first time since July 7, entering in the fourth inning against the Padres after starter Chad Bettis tossed three scoreless innings. Oswalt was finally deemed healthy after suffering a strained left hamstring. Unfortunately for the 36-year-old veteran, though, the Padres were ready for him, tagging him for five runs over…

  6. Rockies activate Roy Oswalt and Drew Pomeranz from the disabled list

    Sep 6, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    The Rockies have activated pitchers Roy Oswalt and Drew Pomeranz from the disabled list, reports Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Saunders suggests Oswalt could start as soon as Sunday against the Padres. Pomeranz says he still isn’t ready to pitch in a game. Pomeranz started the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 4.15…

  7. Roy Oswalt will make a rehab start on Tuesday

    Aug 31, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Rockies starter Roy Oswalt will begin his rehab on Tuesday with the Rockies’ Grand Junction rookie-league team, reports Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. The 35-year-old has been on the shelf since July 8 with a strained left hamstring. Prior to his injury, he compiled a 7.64 ERA over four starts spanning 17.2 innings. The…

  8. Phillies’ downward spiral highlights cracks of riding success

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    This is about the Philadelphia Phillies, but let’s start with the Chiefs. I have always been fascinated by the Kansas City Chiefs of the 1970s. You probably know that the Chiefs of the late 1960s and early 1970s were among the best teams in football. They played in Super Bowl I, and they won Super…

  9. Roy Oswalt says “it’s going to take a couple more weeks” after latest setback

    Aug 3, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Roy Oswalt suffered a setback in his quest to recover from a strained left hamstring. Troy Renck reports that the veteran right-hander had to quit a simulated game after two batters. Oswalt, who has been out since July 8, said “it’s going to take a couple more weeks”, effectively moving his earliest return date to…

  10. Astros designate Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno for assignment

    Jul 21, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Astros have designated first baseman Carlos Pena and shortstop Ronny Cedeno for assignment, reports Brian McTaggart. Shortstop prospect Jonathan Villar is being promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Cedeno’s spot on the roster. CSN Houston reports that Villar will be the team’s starting shortstop tomorrow. Villar was acquired along with Anthony Gose and…

  11. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  12. Roy Oswalt makes first start in extended spring training

    May 10, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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    35-year-old right-hander Roy Oswalt signed with the Rockies on May 2 and made his first start in extended spring training today, throwing 43 pitches over three innings of work. He allowed four runs, but only one was earned due to three first-inning errors. MLB.com’s Thomas Harding called Oswalt’s fastball velocity “decent” and added some details…

  13. Umpire John Hirschbeck goes looking for trouble, finds it

    May 5, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    I have long believed that an umpire is best seen and not heard, a line often used to describe children. Like children, some umpires tend to think they are the center of attention and their offenses are of the utmost importance. John Hirschbeck was among them this afternoon, when he went looking for a confrontation…

  14. Roy Oswalt is at least a few weeks from joining the Rockies

    May 3, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post has some details on the Rockies’ plans for Roy Oswalt after signing the 35-year-old right-hander to a minor-league deal yesterday. According to Renck he’ll head to extended spring training and “is scheduled to make two or three starts there before probably going to Double-A Tulsa for more work.” Assuming…

  15. Rockies sign Roy Oswalt to minor league contract

    May 2, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

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    As first teased by Roy Oswalt on his Twitter account, the Rockies just announced that they have signed the veteran right-hander to a minor league contract. Oswalt is expected to report to extended spring training and will presumably join a minor league affiliate from there. The 35-year-old right-hander wasn’t in camp with a major league…

  16. Roy Oswalt “would love to come back to Philly”

    Apr 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Last night, Right around the time Roy Halladay was struggling through his second straight poor start, Roy Oswalt hopped on Twitter, announced his presence, and seemingly began campaigning for a gig with the Phillies: Alright everybody , this is officially roy Oswalt — Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013 Just a update , I…

  17. Roy Oswalt is working out at Mississippi State University and hoping to join a contender soon

    Mar 20, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

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    Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt is working out at Mississippi State University and aiming to catch on with a new team at some point in the near future. Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber of RMG Baseball, told Dierkes that Oswalt isn’t worried about geography like he was last year…

  18. Domonic Brown may finally get his chance

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, amid all of his wheeling and dealing over the years, had one hard and fast rule: hands off Domonic Brown. Amaro traded for Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Hunter Pence, completely depleting his team’s farm system but for one player. Brown was rated the #4 overall prospect by…

  19. Phil Hughes may not be ready for the start of the season

    Feb 27, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

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    Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his upper back early last week and hasn’t made a whole lot of progress in the days since. Which prompted manager Joe Girardi to tell Byran Hoch of MLB.com this afternoon that “it’s possible” Hughes won’t be on the active roster when the 2013…

  20. The Mets are interested in Roy Oswalt

    Jan 26, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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    ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have shown interest in free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt. Interesting, as the Mets just signed Shaun Marcum and now have five starters that I believe most folks would consider to be better than Roy Oswalt is now. Still, depth is always nice. If Oswalt was willing…

  21. Notes and thoughts on the Justin Upton trade

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Martin Prado

    Braves acquire OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. – As some probably guessed, I’m a big fan of this deal for the Braves. I wrote an entry trying to pair the Upton brothers in Atlanta…

  22. Teams feel like Roy Oswalt “doesn’t want it bad enough”

    Jan 14, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears that Roy Oswalt “may still want to pitch, but, again, on his terms and perhaps for only a half a season.” He adds: “… many teams have given up trying to persuade him to pitch, feeling the vibe is that he just doesn’t want it bad enough.” Sounds…

  23. UPDATE: The Rangers have an offer out to Lance Berkman

    Jan 4, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Ryan confirmed to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston that the Rangers have an offer out to Berkman. Meanwhile, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow tells Berman that the club has been in touch with Berkman over the past two days and that talks are continuing. 3:30 PM ET: We know that the Rangers…

  24. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  25. Geography, taxes, octopus and other things that don’t matter in free agency

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    A commenter this morning said that the Cleveland Indians make sense for Nick Swisher because he’s from Ohio. I love that stuff. Swisher was born in Columbus and lived here as a kid and then moved to his father’s hometown of Parkersburg, West Virginia where he went to high school. But he did come back and…

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