Saturday, May 22, 2010

Where Roy Oswalt can land

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At Sport Informant, I wrote a story detailing the difficulties the Houston Astros will have trading their No. 1 pitcher, Roy Oswalt, this season.

Oswalt's contract (five-years, $73 million) and his back problems dating back to last season will give the National League worst Astros (15-27) difficulties in trading the 10-year veteran.

The 32-year-old's no-trade clause -- which means the Astros cannot be traded unless he approves of the deal -- limits where he can go. Oswalt said he will only play for a winner, eliminating about half the teams in Major League Baseball.

Oswalt said he will pitch for three teams: The Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. Yet these three teams seem like unrealistic destinations for Oswalt (see my story for the reason).

But if he is willing, there are other teams that will gladly accept his services.

Here are my top five destinations for the best possible situation three-time All-Star can find himself in:

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1 comment:

  1. The Dodgers will never pick him up. Too much money .. unless it was similar to the Manny and Casey Blake deals. Besides, the owner's money is tied up in a divorce and in an (imaginary) LLC slush fund.