Found February 07, 2012 on
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First, news broke yesterday that Edwin Jackson turned down a three year deal from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Then just a couple of hours ago today, the story came out that Roy Oswalt said "thanks, but no thanks" to the Pirates approaching him wanting to talk. So why don't players want to play in Pittsburgh?
There's a culture of losing in Pittsburgh. The streak is at what, 19 straight losing seasons? If you're under 25, or hell, even 30, when you think of Pittsburgh baseball, you think of them being the doormat of the National League. During these players' careers, Pittsburgh has been a wretched team. The players are likely overlooking the surplus of young talent that the Pirates have built up, and instead looking at the here and now, which is a rebuilding, young team.
Oswalt is nearing the end of his career, and he'd like a ring. Pittsburgh won't be ready for the big time for another couple of seasons, regardless of the wealth of talent they've b...
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In Jenifer Langosch's inaugural Inbox as Cardinals beat reporter, she addresses Roy Oswalt's status, the Cards' chances in the NL Central and much more.
The talks between the Red Sox and Roy Oswalt are seemingly at a standstill. Although the Red Sox have courted the veteran pitcher in recent weeks, there is "no traction" in the negotiations according to WEEI.com. It comes as little surprise, since Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the team was unlikely to sign another starting pitcher last week. "We wouldn...
Not that it's particularly surprising news at this point, but WEEI's Rob Bradford says the Sox landing Roy Oswalt at this point looks really unlikely:
According to a major league source, there is 'no traction' in talks between the Red Sox and free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt. While there always remains a possibility the two sides could come to an agreement, such a scenario...
Speculation that aggressive Cincinnati has been in talks to sign free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt has heated up repeatedly in recent days. Not true, general manager Walt Jocketty claimed emphatically on Tuesday.
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com said in a series of tweets that the Phillies were attempting to unload Joe Blanton in an attempt to clear salary space to keep Roy Oswalt.Verrrry interesting, to say the least. Who would that taker be, if they were able to find one? Undoubtedly, the Phillies would have to eat some, if not ALL, the remaining money on Blanton’s contract. Right now there does...
<img align="left" border="0" src="http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-spt-110907-roy-oswalt-716p.thumb.jpg" alt="HBT: Cincinnati was in the hunt for Roy Oswalt, but Reds GM Walt Jocketty says, "The last we heard, he was going to Texas."" style="margin:0 5px 5px 0" />HBT: Cincinnati was in the...
Phillies pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout in Clearwater, Fla., in just 10 days, and Roy Oswalt remains a pitcher without a rotation. Is there any chance he will return to Philadelphia?
Pitcher would offer an upgrade, but his acquisition could create
HBT: Roy Oswalt remains linked to a handful of teams, but seemingly no one wants to admit that they’re actually close to signing him.
Roy Oswalt really, really wants to
pitch for the Cardinals.