Found November 05, 2011 on My Sports Rumors:
The New York Yankees are starting off free agency with guns firing, they’ve already contacted the agent of C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt. That’s right general manager Brian Cashman is already contacting agents of star players and seeing what’s out there. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though as it’s pretty certain no deals will happen for a while. “I’m in the process of talking with everybody,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “That’s the way the routine works.” Cashman made contact yesterday with agent Bob Garber, who represents both pitchers, as part of the his initial sweep through the free agent market. He hopes simply to gauge interest. (Marc Carig – Newark Star-Ledger) I’m not sure how interested in Oswalt the Yankees actually are, remember last week it was leaked that the team is unsure of Roy’s durability. They’re interest in Wilson though we know is absolutely genuine, he’s the top pitcher on the market. I’m sure the asking about Roy was the simple g

Nationals interested in Roy Oswalt

Nationals GM, Mike Rizzo, said that the team is interested in acquiring another veteran starter and according to a baseball source close to Bill Ladson of they have shown interest in right hander Roy Oswalt. “The type of pitcher we are looking for is a good leader-type of guy that throws a lot of innings, has shown that he can win in the big leagues and really lead our...

Nationals Interested In Roy Oswalt

The Nationals have expressed interest in Roy Oswalt, according to's Bill Ladson. Earlier today, Rizzo explained to reporters that he's looking for a veteran starter this offseason. "We want a guy that has shown he's a good leader, that can win in the big leagues," Rizzo said. "It's not about having the best stuff. It's about being able...

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Hot Stove Round-Up: Nats like Oswalt, Braves & Jurrjens

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Cashman touches base with Wilson’s agent

True to his word, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reached out to C.J. Wilson’s agent yesterday. “I would describe it as routine,” Cashman said of his talk with Bob Garber, Wilson’s representative. Wilson, a 30-year-old lefty who went 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA for the AL...

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