Q&A: Roy Oswalt, Evolution of a Career

Much like the old gray mare, Roy Oswalt isn’t what he used to be. That doesn’t mean the 35-year-old right-hander is ready to be put out to pasture. He can still be an effective pitcher, he simply can’t be ridden as hard as he was from 2001-2010. During that period, Oswalt was a 200-innings-a-year workhorse who twice won 20 games, captured an ERA title, and represented the Astros...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt needs a timeout

Roy Oswalt has a 5.82 ERA. Roy Oswalt doesn't like his role. Roy Oswalt needs to take a number and get in line. The Texas Rangers have more pressing concerns than his ego. The Rangers have lost two straight games, during which starters Derek Holland and Yu Darvish turned in alarming clunkers. With two-fifths of the Opening Day rotation lost to season-ending surgeries -- Colby Lewis...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt, His 6.14 ERA, $4 Million Salary Refuses to Pitch Out of Rangers Bullpen

Former Phillie and current Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt got off to a really lousy start for the Rangers this year.  REALLY lousy.    He got six starts and had a 6.49 ERA.  Thanks to the big bats on the Rangers, he actually got three wins.  Clearly he had no business being in the starting rotation, so the Rangers sent Oswalt to the bullpen when they traded for Ryan Dempster. Oswalt...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Starting pitching

With the news that ace Colby Lewis is heading to the DL for the rest of the season, it becomes more imperative that the Rangers find a pitcher before the deadline. Just as they were able to get Cliff Lee in 2010, acquiring a pitcher to bolster the rotation could get the Rangers over the hump. And sure enough, the Texas Rangers trade rumors center around starting pitching. Greinke...
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Oswalt deal no guarantee for Rangers

OK, now that Hamlet -- er, Roy Oswalt -- finally has made a decision, how effective will he be for the Texas Rangers? How healthy is he? How quickly will he join the Rangers' rotation? How will he fare pitching in the American League for the first time? These are all fair questions, and the Rangers can't pretend to know all of the answers. Don't get me wrong; the Rangers aren...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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