Found January 29, 2012 on
St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals
I received several texts, emails and phone calls in the days following the Tigers’ signing of Prince Fielder. The messages varied, but the tone was always the same:
“Now we have to go sign Roy Oswalt, there’s no way we can compete without him.”
“Now we have no reason to sign Oswalt, we can’t compete this year, period.”
“Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the same lineup? In the AL Central? This sucks.”
Yeah, well imagine you are a Royals fan that wrote this last week. Then you read that all signs point to Oswalt signing with the Cardinals. The Cardinals? Did anyone tell him that Dave Duncan left? Anyway, there was only one person that could wake me from this nightmare of the week… you guessed it, the Kool Aid Drinker.
See, the Kool Aid Drinker thinks the Fielder signing was great for the Royals. $214 million for a 275 lb first baseman that had his career high in HRs 5 years ago and his career high in RBI 3 years ago? Awesome! Prince will have 1000 games on those knees after the t...
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The St. Louis Cardinals don't have a deal in place to sign free-agent starter Roy Oswalt -- yet -- but they are working diligently to create the necessary payroll flexibility, major-league sources said Sunday.
Oswalt likely would jump at an offer of one year and $10 million from the Cardinals, according to a source familiar with his thinking. In recent days, the team has discussed...
As many National League fans already know, right-handed pitcher Roy Oswalt has worn the number 44 for his entire big-league career, which began with 9 ½ stellar seasons with the Houston Astros before a 2010 deadline trade to the Philadelphia Phillies.
If rumors that the 36-year-old is on the verge of signing with the St. Louis Cardinals for 2012 come to reality, the question will...
Prince Fielder's landing in Detroit was a big surprise, but it turns out the Tigers were not the most unexpected entrant in the sweepstakes.
When the Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a megadeal last week, Jim Leyland inherited quite the dilemma. With a slugger in Miguel Cabrera already on the roster, the manager has been forced to figure out his No. 3 and No. 4 hitters. While Leyland is likely to slot Cabrera in the three-hole and Fielder at cleanup, he can’t go wrong either way. But the quandary is a manager’s dream...
Prince Fielder (Photo: AP)Superstar first baseman Prince Fielder is a Detroit Tiger. No matter how many times people hear that it still sends a chill down the spine of Cleveland Indians fans.When the news broke last Tuesday fans of every team in the AL Central teams closed their eyes and hoped it was some sort of sick joke. But it is real as Fielder has since already been introduced...
Free agent Roy Oswalt will not be choosing a new team Friday, a major league source said, even as reports surfaced that the veteran hurler is leaning toward signing with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Despite the loss of Prince Fielder to free agency and the potential loss of NL MVP Ryan Braun to suspension, Brewers fans are snapping up tickets to see the reigning NL Central champions at a record pace.
The Rangers are planning to meet with free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt and his agent, Bob Garber, on Monday, according to sources.
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