Found February 05, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
Oswalt has been a dagger in the side of the Reds since breaking into the league with the Astros in 2001 The MLB rumor mill was alive and well on Saturday. Around lunchtime reports surfaced that the Reds we're in the mix to sign veteran starting pitcher Roy Oswalt (according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports). Here's an excerpt from that piece specific to the Redlegs: "The Reds, meanwhile, have spoken with Oswalt’s representatives recently and probably would need to move payroll and stretch their budget in order to afford him, a source said. The Cincinnati rotation currently consists of Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, Mike Leake, and Homer Bailey or Aroldis Chapman. The signing of Oswalt would signal that the Reds are going all-in to win the division now, before the potential departures of Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips via free agency over the next couple years." By 7 o'clock those initial reports were refuted by Rosent...

Phillies Still Remain In Contact With Roy Oswalt

According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Red Sox, Reds, and Phillies all remain in the running for Roy Oswalt. Oswalt is scrambling to find a new home with only two weeks before the start of spring workouts. Oswalt's top choices are the Rangers and the Cardinals, but both have financial limitations. Oswalt had a positive experience in Philadelphia, where he went 16-11...

Report: 'No Traction' in Talks Between Red Sox, Roy Oswalt

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 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...

WEEI: Oswalt, Red Sox talks going nowhere

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...

Your Morning Dump...The Sox are still keeping contact with Oswalt

Every morning we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump... ...Jon Paul Morosi of reports that the Red Sox, Reds and Phillies are among the teams who have remained in contact with the veteran right-hander. While Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington...

Reuniting the 4 Aces?

Roy Oswalt remains unemployed. Many teams would love his services, but don't have the money and/or roster space to sign him. Roy2 wants to pitch for the Rangers or Cardinals due to those teams' proximity to his Mississippi home, but Texas and St. Louis aren't biting at the 1 year $8-10M price tag Oswalt is commanding. The Red Sox, Reds, and Phillies have also been keeping...

Reds think Oswalt going to Rangers

<img align="left" border="0" src="" 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...

Reds jump into the Oswalt derby

The Cincinnati Reds have jumped into the Roy Oswalt derby, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. On Saturday, it was rumored that the Reds had kicked the tires on Oswalt but it now appears their interest is more than just tire kicking. For the Reds to make the deal work though, they would have to move some salary with the likely trade candidate being Homer Bailey and his $2.425mm...

Everyone downplaying Oswalt interest

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.

Oswalt: Right pitcher, wrong price for Cards

Roy Oswalt really, really wants to pitch for the Cardinals.

Reds working on signing a Reds killer

The Reds are still trying to improve their rotation. According to MLBBuzz from YardBarker the Reds are continuing to try and make a deal with right handed pitcher Roy Oswalt. Rumor has it that Oswalt would prefer to pitch for the Cardinals or Rangers, but that has not stopped the Reds from attempting to lure him to the Nati. This would be difficult to fit into the current payroll...

2012 Royals Potpourri I

Until the Royals open the 2012 Season I will start each article with important statistics: 16 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. 30 Days until Cactus League play starts. 62 Days until Opening Day (I guess night, late night). On to the article. I’m impressed that I made it this far into the off-season without having to resort to this. I have three thoughts...

Things Getting Dicey for Remaining Free Agents

The calendar has officially flipped to February. Most baseball fans see the excitement and anticipation building to when pitchers and catchers report. However, there are some people that are not necessarily excited. One  of the interesting phenomena from the past several years has been the disappearing market for aging players. Every year, all kinds of publications...
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