Remember The Phillies

Remember when the Phillies were a thing? Ryan Howard was a beast and Chase Utley looked like a Hall of Fame second baseman.  Jimmy Rollins was an MVP candidate.  And they had an epic rotation of Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt and, uh, Joe Blanton.  But then they replaced Joe Blanton with Cliff Lee! Boy, shows you what some epic injuries will do to a team.  And all those...
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Corey Oswalt’s 8 K’s Pace Cyclones In Series Opening Win

Corey Oswalt recorded a career-high eight strikeouts in the Cyclones’ win Tuesday night. (Photo by Jim Mancari BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Talk about a complete 360-degree turnaround. Just one night after an embarrassing loss, the Brooklyn Cyclones (3-2) excelled in all facets of the game Tuesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island, as they notched a 5-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman retire as Houston Astros

There are some franchises that just do it the right way.  The Houston Astros are, believe it or not, one of those franchises. First, during their home opener, they set the tone for what’s going to be a long season of Derek Jeter celebrations by giving the retiring shortstop some parting gifts.  And while I don’t ever see the New York Yankees captain ever wearing a cowboy hat...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros News: Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt retire

Former Houston Astros stars Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts and officially retied with the ball club Saturday night, according to Alyson Footer of The contracts made financial sense for the team (salary: $0) and symbolic sense for a fan base that for 10 solid years watched Berkman and Oswalt blossom into elite, All-Star-caliber players. The two helped...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkman, Oswalt retire as Astros

via Astros on Twitter Two of the the biggest names in franchise history retired on Saturday. Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt officially retired as members of the Houston Astros on Saturday after signing one-day contracts. Berkman is among the offensive leaders in franchise history while Oswalt ranks second in wins and strikeouts. It's official! Berkman and Oswalt are #Astros again...
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oswalt visits Astros camp

Recently retired Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt wasn't tempted to rethink his retirement when he dropped by Houston's camp on Thursday. He was, however, reminded by Roger Clemens that retirement doesn't necessarily mean the end of a career. Oswalt joked: ''Roger came in and told me anyone can retire once, so he may be challenging me. I don't know.'' Joking...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt retires, ending his career far too soon

On Tuesday, long-time Houston Astros starting pitcher Roy Oswalt retired at the age of just 36. There will be no serious Hall of Fame discussion about Oswalt, and that's probably justified, but Oswalt's career looked like it was on a Hall of Fame track before it was derailed later on. Oswalt finished in the top five of NL Cy Young voting five times in the first six...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros to honor Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt in pregame ceremony

Oswalt and Berkman played together from 2001 to 2010(Credit: Eric Kayne/Houston Chronicle) Houston Astros fans have not had much to look forward to on the field the past three dismal seasons (112 – 324), but on April 5th, they will get to pay tribute to two of their heroes from the 2005 National League Championship squad, to date, their only pennant.  Lance Berkman (a Houston...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A few things had occurred since my last post…

First. yesterday, former Phil Roy Oswalt announced that he was officially retiring, as he signed a one-day contract with the Astros so that he could officially retire as an Astros. Oswalt, who is an fourteen-year veteran, ten of which was spent as an Astros, was a member of the Phils for part of the 2010 season and part of the 2011 season, during which he complied a winning record...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt annouces his retirement

Veteran right-handed pitcher Roy Oswalt announced his retirement from baseball on Tuesday.  Oswalt, a three-time All-Star, pitched for the Astros from 2001 to 2010, before being traded to the Phillies. He pitched for the Phillies through 2011, for the Rangers in 2012 and the Rockies last season.  dbking via Wikimedia Commons staff reported that reported...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt retiring after 13 seasons in majors

Right-hander Roy Oswalt is retiring after 13 major league seasons. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt's retirement Tuesday and said the pitcher would come to work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA. His best season came with Houston in 2004, when he went 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA. The durable righty - a three-time All-Star and...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt bids baseball farewell after 13 seasons

After 13 seasons with four different ball clubs, starting pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to retire from Major League Baseball. The 36-year-old right-hander finishes his career with a win-loss record of 163-102, with a 3.36 ERA, 1852 SO’s, and a 1.211 WHIP in 2245.1 innings pitched. Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the 1996 MLB Amateur Draft, Oswalt spend...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back: How Good Was Roy Oswalt?

For an entire decade, Roy Oswalt was synonymous with elite pitching.  Outside of his rookie season and the 2003 season, Oswalt proved healthy and started at least 30 games.  From 2001 until the 2010 MLB season, 7 pitchers started more games and only CC Sabathia & Roy Halladay won more games.  He only struck out 200 hitters in a season twice ('02, '04) but Roy Oswalt...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt retires from baseball

Roy Oswalt has retired from baseball. Oswalt, 36, will finish his career with a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 13 big league seasons. A perennial Cy Young candidate during the first half of his career with the Houston Astros, Oswalt was a three time All-Star. He last pitched a full season in 2010 and struggled during nine games with Colorado last season...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No Marshall, no problem; welcome Logan Boone

It was the perfect fit, one of those rare times the Colorado Rockies were going to catch the break they needed. And as quickly as the opportunity came it faded; Sean Marshall was gone. The Cincinnati Reds lefty dissolved due to health concerns, and that left the Rockies bullpen issues unresolved, for a minute. While many were quick to call it a huge blow to the Rockies offseason...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumor: Roy Oswalt plans to pitch next season

At one time Roy Oswalt was one of the best pitchers in the National League. It seems to be ages ago that he was the ace of the Houston Astros staff. But the right-handed pitcher is still only 36 years old and made his debut with the Astros back in 2001.  Although he has struggled in recent years with injury, Oswalt intends to pitch in the Major Leagues next season. As reported by...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt has eyes set on big league deal

Roy Oswalt intends to continue his big league career and wants to do so with a guaranteed contract. Oswalt, 36, has struggled over the last two seasons compiling a 6.80 ERA. In order to play during the 2014 season the right hander is reportedly open to pitching in relief. Multiple teams are said to have contacted Oswalt but his demands for a big league deal have likely stalled any...
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt Plans To Pitch In 2014

It's easy to forget that Roy Oswalt is only 36 years old, as the righty debuted with the Astros way back in 2001. Oswalt definitely intends to pitch in the Majors in 2014, MLBTR has learned. Unlike in years past, Oswalt intends to sign during the offseason and fully participate in spring training. A source tells MLBTR that while Oswalt prefers starting, he's open to...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bullpen torched in Rockies' 9-2 loss to Dbacks

Roy Oswalt is trying to show the Colorado Rockies that he can be counted on for the rest of this season, and possibly next. The future depends on the veteran pitcher's health and how much he has left in his right arm. For now, Oswalt is working his way back from a hamstring strain that had him on the disabled list for two months, and it was still affecting him in a 9-2 loss...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Thirteen games to go for the 2013 Colorado Rockies, end can't come soon enough

Roy Oswalt is still a Rockie. Just like late on a Friday afternoon after a long week of work, the Colorado Rockies can see the finish line.Thirteen games remain on the schedule, the results of which are far from consequential. The Rockies have been out of the race since they forgot their bats on a 10-game west coast road trip right before the All-Star Break.Many would argue that...
Via Rockies Review
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Oswalt struggles again, Padres rally past Rockies

Roy Oswalt is still searching for a way to resurrect his ailing career. Oswalt had another rough showing as the San Diego Padres scored four tims in the seventh inning Sunday, boosted by pinch-hitter Nick Hundley's three-run double, for a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies. ''The bad thing about it is, I'm running out of time to get arm strength back,'' said...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies activate Roy Oswalt, Drew Pomeranz

The Colorado Rockies have activated starting pitchers Roy Oswalt and Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list according to NBC's Bill Baer. The move occurred Friday night, September 6, and The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders tweeted that Oswalt could start Sunday at the San Diego Padres. #Rockies activate Roy Oswalt and Drew Pomeranz off DL. Available...
Via MLB Injury News
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies to put Roy Oswalt in middle relief role Sunday vs. Padres

The Rockies want to see what veteran Roy Oswalt has left. To that end the 36-year-old right-hander will pitch in a middle relief role in Sunday's game against the Padres. He will enter the game behind starter Chad Bettis. "I'm up to about 70 75 pitches but I'd like to get that stretched out. But I'm feeling good now. I'm eager to get out there" said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt will make a rehab start on Tuesday

Rockies starter Roy Oswalt will begin his rehab on Tuesday with the Rockies’ Grand Junction rookie-league team reports Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. The 35-year-old has been on the shelf since July 8 with a strained left hamstring. Prior to his injury he compiled a 7.64 ERA over four starts spanning 17.2 innings.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Oswalt close to making rehab start

Colorado Rockies pitcher Roy Oswalt looks like he’s finally getting healthy. Roy has been out for a while because of a strained left hamstring. It was reported that on Monday he threw a 65 pitch bullpen session and is expected to pitch in a simulated game on Thursday. If everything goes well he’ll finally make a rehab start on Sunday. Oswalt threw 65 pitches. Will throw sim...
Via My Sports Rumors
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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