• Roy Oswalt

    Posted by on July 31st, 2006 · Comments (5)

    Out of nowhere, at least to me, the Astros are now shopping Roy Oswalt this season.

    Since 2002, Oswalt, Brandon Webb, and Carlos Zambrano have probably been the best young starting pitchers in the National League.

    Oswalt is currently only 28-years-old. If I recall correctly, he cannot be a free agent until after the 2007 season.

    Yes, he had some injury problems in 2001. And, he’s logged a lot of innings for someone so young and slight of build. But, right now, he’s “ace” material.

    Is Oswalt the type of pitcher that the Yankees should go after now – even if it means trading someone like Philip Hughes?

    If New York does have an interest in Oswalt, they better hurry. There’s just about 70 minutes left until the trading deadline.

    Comments on Roy Oswalt

    1. festus
      July 31st, 2006 | 2:57 pm

      Oswalt for Hughes is tempting. That said, I don’t think the Astros would move Oswalt only for a prospect, albeit a stellar one. They think they can make the playoffs again. I guess we’ll find out in T-Minus 65 minutes!

    2. July 31st, 2006 | 3:35 pm

      If it was Oswalt for Hughes straight-up, that would be the definition of a no brainer. Oswalt is a beast.

    3. MJ
      July 31st, 2006 | 4:15 pm

      Something about Oswalt scares the crap out of me. He looks like he could snap in two any second now.

      Off subject #1, Chacon was traded for Craig Wilson. I’m sorry to see Chac go because he seemed to be a fun guy in the clubhouse. I have no idea what role Craig Wilson fills now. I guess Andy Phillips is a goner but can Craig Wilson really play the field?

      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jon_heyman/07/31/monday.trades/index.html

      Anyway, off subject #2, but what do people make of Buster Olney’s suggestion that the Yankees will end up keeping Sheffield anyway?

      http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=olney_buster&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fespn%2fblog%2findex%3fname%3dolney_buster

    4. jonm
      July 31st, 2006 | 4:30 pm

      I like the Chacon-Wilson trade very much. The cost of Wilson came way down at the end. Essentially, the Yankees get Wilson who is a very useful player and will play 1B(I assume that Philips is gone)for a player who was a possible DFA candidate.

    5. MJ
      July 31st, 2006 | 4:35 pm

      But can Wilson field at all? How many chubby, no-glove 1B/DH types can we carry on this team? Giambi and Wilson sharing time at 1B makes me wonder how the hell we’ll ever make putouts at 1B.

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