Roy Oswalt Trade Possible

Per Richard Durrett, Roy Oswalt has cleared waivers, and per TR Sullivan, a trade is "possible."

The panicky -- and quite possibly ownership-driven -- $5 million signing of Oswalt has not worked out particularly well for the Rangers. Oswalt has a ridiculous 5.94 ERA, and while his underlying xFIP of 3.49 suggests he has actually performed much better, he has also seemingly been far too prone to throwing hittable pitches.

↵

Regardless of the outcome here, his signing will remain a black mark on the season, though hopefully a negligible one. While he has done nothing to inspire his ability to remain a starter, he would be a nifty right handed reliever who could come in to mess with teams setting their lineups to face a Matt Harrison or Derek Holland in the playoffs. ZiPS gives him a serviceable 4.32 ERA as a starter for the rest of the season (4.10 if you adjust for Arlington), which could be missing how much he's aged, or it could be suggesting keeping him around is a good plan for Texas.

↵

Unfortunately, Oswalt has made it clear he's not a team player, with huffy post game interviews over disliking his role, and refusing to pitch relief innings. If asking Oswalt to fill a role that helps the team turns him in to a cancer, Texas probably needs to consider getting what they can out of him, and second guess paying $5 million to an over-the-hill pitcher in the future.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.