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BOSTON –– It took a private meeting from David Ortiz to get everyone's attention in the clubhouse. Since then, the Red Sox have won 10 of 13 games and are in position to claim a winning record with a victory over the Rays. Through it all, the team has received contributions from unlikely heroes, like Andrew Miller and Daniel Nava. Before the upcoming seven-game home stand, let's take a look at this week's mailbag. Why is Podsednik playing? First as a [pinch hitter] and now starting at center field? -Mike Saccardi, Stamford, CT Have you looked at the disabled list...
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Roy Oswalt is still a possibility for the Philadelphia Phillies, but it is one of his better opportunities. That sums up why parity has limited his chances. Why will he continue to have difficulty with a landing spot?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 10-9 triumphant slugfest: 6
The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Freddy Galvis....
Roy Oswalt is a free agent and may want to pitch this season. He spent last season with Philly, but may he choose a new home?
“Could the Cubs send Ryan Dempster 8.1 miles south to the White Sox?”
That was the question posed by WSCR’s David Schuster during the Sox pregame show today.
“Dempster has pitched well but has nothing to show for it,” Schuster further explained minutes before the White Sox took on the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field.
As he explained, Dempster should be another...
Roy Oswalt has apparently warmed up to the idea of potentially playing in Boston. However, it still doesn't look like his destination of choice. Oswalt, who reportedly worked out for the Red Sox last week, was eager to do so, but he'd still rather play for the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. Cafardo reports that the...
Roy Oswalt is getting closer to signing a contract, and while his reported preference is to pitch for one of the Rangers, Cardinals or Braves, the surprising first-place Orioles are quickly emerging as a dark horse candidate for his services. The Orioles may have lost a recent waiver claim to the Rangers based on their better record — which is still strange to type — but an aggressive...
The Baltimore Orioles have interest in right-hander Roy Oswalt, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Oswalt had hoped to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers, but those discussions never gained much traction. The free agent veteran is apparently beginning to consider other teams. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies are also reported to have some level of interest.
Roy Oswalt hath descended from the mountaintops to declare himself available to pitch for the right team and presumably, the right price. Thank goodness, because I was just sitting in a bean bag chair wondering exactly what baseball would do without Ol’ Roy. Honestly, the kind of impact this guy could have might be measured in World Series championships. He practically...
Right handed pitcher Roy Oswalt is still a free agent, and according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, he is under the “Orioles' radar.” Earlier this week, we learned that the Rangers, Phillies and Red Sox are also interested in him.
Oswalt said that he wants to sign as soon as possible, and he expects to be pitching by “mid- to late June.” In 2011, Oswalt went 9-10 while...
The Orioles might want starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, but is it reciprocal?
The Pirates’ 1-0 win over the Cubs on Friday night was bizarre, but also quite predictable in a number of ways. A terrible hitting team with a great pitching staff edged out an even worse team that had a strong pitcher on the mound.
That strong pitcher on the terrible team would be Ryan Dempster of the Cubs, who fell to 0-3 on the year despite his excellent 2.14 ERA. This game...
From the previous thread, I came upon Old and Blue's complaint that he hates the phrase, "rebuilding year".
It implies that there is some actual construction going on. So far, best as I can tell, the only brick laid down is a Rizzo block, and there are no guarantees with prospects. Shark has been a pleasant surprise, but no credit for TheoCorp there. He's...
The Pirates open a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Friday night at PNC Park. Right-hander A.J. Burnett will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Cubs will counter with righty Ryan Dempster.
The Chicago Cubs figured the rebuilding project under Theo Epstein would take some time to yield positive results, but they probably didn't envision these types of struggles barely one quarter of the way through its first season.
Chicago looks to avoid losing 10 straight for the first time in more than 15 years as Ryan Dempster tries again for his first victory Friday night...
Cubs (15-29) at Pirates (20-24)
7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Bucs welcome in the Cubs this weekend for a weekend series that they desperately need to win. The Pirates are finally getting a break in terms of the schedule, but it certainly isn’t coming at a time when they’re playing great baseball. That needs to change soon...