Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Note: All stats are prior to games on Thursday. Let's cool the jets on the Roy Oswalt acquisitions, everybody. Yes, reaching a deal with the best team in baseball makes the three-time All-Star appealing, especially with the patronage of the potent Rangers lineup. However, three quick tangents to bear in mind: - Oswalt was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 139 innings last season. Decent, albeit fairly mundane production. Oswalt proponents will point to his .316 BABIP and 3.44 FIP as pretext for improvement in 2012, although his 3.95 xFIP shoots a hole in that theory. - Oswalt has never pitched in the American League. As we've recently seen with a certain prominent fantasy commodity (cough cough Albert Pujols cough), making the transition between circuits is not always the easiest of endeavors. - Arlington Park does not have the reputation as a pitcher's paradise. So far in 2012, the fireworks have hovered around the league mean, but expect those bats to be jumping once the ...
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