Rosenthal On Marlins, Oswalt, Rangers

Let's see what Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has for us in his latest Full Count video..

  • If the Marlins do not start playing more consistently, manager Fredi Gonzalez will be on the hot seat.  Florida is one win below .500, which probably does not strike most as a failure considering their modest $47.4MM.  However, as Rosenthal put it, owner Jeffrey Loria is not exactly "Mr. Patient".  At the start of Spring Training, Loria said that the team had all the ammunition needed to make the postseason.
  • Roy Oswalt could be the best starter available at the deadline, depending on three factors.  The team must be willing to move him, the 32-year-old must be willing to waive his no-trade clause, and a team must be willing to take on the rest of his contract.  Oswalt will only approve deals to certain clubs and two of them, the Braves and Cardinals, are already flush with starting pitching.  Money will be a major factor, as he is set to earn $15MM this season and $16MM in both 2011 and 2012.  The final year of the deal holds a $2MM buyout.
  • Rangers pitchers Matt Harrison and Rich Harden are effectively on notice.  Tommy Hunter is set to begin a rehabilitation assignment and Derek Holland has been stellar thus far in Triple-A.  There are even more arms waiting in the farm system, including Tanner Scheppers, the 44th overall selection in the 2009 draft.


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8 Comments on "Rosenthal On Marlins, Oswalt, Rangers"


boomshwa12
5 years 3 months ago

Derek Holland is putting up absurd numbers in AAA r/n. Why he’s not in the big leagues is beyond my comprehension

invader3k
5 years 3 months ago

It’s hard to imagine any team taking on Oswalt’s bad contract. The Astros will have to eat part of it in order to deal him, I think.

5 years 3 months ago

Oswalt’s contract isn’t bad. Over the last three seasons he’s produced an average of $16.2M in value, which is right on the money for what he’s being paid. For a contending team, the value of a marginal win is much higher, and higher still when you’re talking about a starting pitcher, because of the way the postseason works.

However, it’s true that Wandy Rodriguez would probably have more value on his contract ($5M, team control through next season) should the Astros be willing to deal him instead, or in addition to, Roy Oswalt.

bigpat
5 years 3 months ago

Maybe Rich Harden will be closing in Texas pretty soon? He looks very lousy as a starter thus far, he can barely go 5 innings.

TytheSportsGuy
5 years 3 months ago

Ryan Howard was just flat overpayed.

5 years 3 months ago

Would oswalt approve trade to the mets?

Just_MLB
5 years 3 months ago

right….cuz Jeff Francour is really Jeff Fernandez
smh..

edit:

i seriously wonder when will certain met fans be satisfied with the amount of white guys on the team

after adding bay, francour, ike davis, frank catalanato, mike jacobs, igarashi, takayashi, a logical person can see omar has no problem signing/trading for non-latins

but then again…

Just_MLB
5 years 3 months ago

right….cuz Jeff Francour is really Jeff Fernandez
smh..

edit:

i seriously wonder when will certain met fans be satisfied with the amount of white guys on the team

after adding bay, francour, ike davis, frank catalanato, mike jacobs, igarashi, takayashi, a logical person can see omar has no problem signing/trading for non-latins

but then again…