Oswalt Would Not Accept Trade To White Sox, Tigers

The White Sox and Tigers are among the teams to which Roy Oswalt would not accept a trade, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links). A couple of teams are interested in Oswalt, though the market for the right-hander's services remains slow. The Astros are reluctant to pick up much of the $25MM or so remaining on Oswalt's contract, which limits the number of teams with serious interest.

It doesn't appear that Cliff Lee will be on the market for long, so teams in search of starting pitching may soon be calling the Astros about Oswalt, who has a no-trade clause. The Mets won't be one of them, at least for now. They are prioritizing Ted Lilly, according to multiple reports today.

The Tigers could use stability behind Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman and Max Scherzer. The White Sox have had a steady rotation so far, but recently lost Jake Peavy to the DL. The Tigers, White Sox and Twins are all within two games of each other in the AL Central.


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68 Comments on "Oswalt Would Not Accept Trade To White Sox, Tigers"


striker
5 years 1 month ago

Enjoy watching 180 losses over the next two years in Houston then Roy.

lug
5 years 1 month ago

He is still upset he got rocked by the Sox in the World Series.

5 years 1 month ago

Oswalt is a an older guy. Why do anything you don’t want to do? As Americans we can work for whomever we want. LeBron has proven…

unclemo
5 years 1 month ago

Rosenthal does not specify if this is a new development or the same old news that Oswalt already shared. Thanks Rosenthal.

Triteon
5 years 1 month ago

“…prioritizing Ted Lilly…” Three words I never thought I’d see together.

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Not even if the word “not” was in front of them?

oremlk
5 years 1 month ago

That would have to be the only way.

Triteon
5 years 1 month ago

Touche!

Triteon
5 years 1 month ago

Touche!

Yankees420
5 years 1 month ago

Not even if the word “not” was in front of them?

LightUptheHalo
5 years 1 month ago

How about the Angels?

Pseudonymus Bosch
5 years 1 month ago

The White Sox and Tigers have to be insulted that he’d rather be traded to the Nationals. Then again, Stephen Strasburg’s sophomore slump may not reach Porcellian proportions…

foxtown
5 years 1 month ago

I can understand why he’s afraid to pitch in the AL. The big leagues are scary.

Gumby65
5 years 1 month ago

Torre & NedCo should be knocking on McCourt’s door right now, bats in each hand.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

why would he not come to chicago? he and peavy are very good friends, both the tigers and sox are in the races thus both contenders. and kenny williams is probably one of the only GM’s willing to take on his salary….basically he wants to go to a team that is a favorite to win it all the yakees are out of it. the nats are not going to win this year, or next year, he probably want to go to the phillies even though they look more and more like non contenders…oh oswalt you want out of the astros yet you dont want to go to teams in the hunt…weird

dc21892
5 years 1 month ago

Peavy didn’t want to go to an AL team either for some reason but last minute decided he wanted to. Maybe Oswalt will change his mind.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

hopefully peavy can call him and be like “dude listen i know its sounds weird but Chicago is awesome, the city, the fans, the team are awesome” if kenny comes out with one of the better deals. Flowers, hudson, another minor leaguer, or mabe not even hudson maybe munoez(sp) or torres plus eating his money that might be the only deal that the astros would accept thus forcing oswalts hand

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

I wouldn’t trade Flowers, Hudson, and another minor leaguer. I would probably trade Flowers OR Hudson

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

it all depends on how much money the team taking him would take on. If kenny works a deal to get him and takes a majority if not all of his remaining contract then the caliber of the trade prospect drops. If the stros eat a lot of his deal then there needs to be a better prospect…So flower and a few minor leaguers not named hudson and danks plus eating all of his contract could very well get the deal done

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

it all depends on how much money the team taking him would take on. If kenny works a deal to get him and takes a majority if not all of his remaining contract then the caliber of the trade prospect drops. If the stros eat a lot of his deal then there needs to be a better prospect…So flower and a few minor leaguers not named hudson and danks plus eating all of his contract could very well get the deal done

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

I wouldn’t trade Flowers, Hudson, and another minor leaguer. I would probably trade Flowers OR Hudson

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

hopefully peavy can call him and be like “dude listen i know its sounds weird but Chicago is awesome, the city, the fans, the team are awesome” if kenny comes out with one of the better deals. Flowers, hudson, another minor leaguer, or mabe not even hudson maybe munoez(sp) or torres plus eating his money that might be the only deal that the astros would accept thus forcing oswalts hand

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

All of those are points I also thought of. The only reasonable solution I can come up with is that Oswalt is a douchebag. It’s the most likely conclusion.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

well prince is officiall on the block, i hope the whitesox move their focus to him and not a pitcher, keep hudson he will do just fine and trade for fielder….Flowers, torres, 1-2 more minor league pitchers not named hudson, danks(really no place for him on this team with carlos, rios pierre and hopefully mitchell, and gordon beckham. should easily get the deal done, let lilibridge(on fire) play second…line up and position

Lf-pierre
SS-Alexi
CF- Rios
DH-Prince
1st-Konerko
RF-Carlos
C- AJ
3rd- Vicedio/omar
2nd- Lilibridge/omar

DFA kotsay and sign blalock to be 1st/3rd/lf/rf/dh back up
bench is blalock, omar(when not starting) vicedio(when not startin) jones, castro, teahan…pitching rotation buehrle-gavin-danks-freddy-hudson with the bullpen staying with santos,jenks,thronton,putz, pena,threets……GOOD TEAM lots of guys that can play alot of positions

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

and actually you could even make the deal gordon-vicedio-flowers should easily get the deal done, prince is under contract next season too so its not a rental. We could resign him and if not get draft picks for him and we could then call brent morell up to back up omar at 3rd and give him some major league experience

5 years 1 month ago

I like it know Brewers want a lot for him but I would rather give up more for him than for Dunn anyways. Hudson, Dayan, or Beckham would probably have to be included. Adam Laroche would be a cheaper option & I would rather give Blalock a shot than see Jones in the lineup but Hank cant play OF. They may be better off going with a RF since you cant depend on CQ.

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

All of those are points I also thought of. The only reasonable solution I can come up with is that Oswalt is a douchebag. It’s the most likely conclusion.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

why would he not come to chicago? he and peavy are very good friends, both the tigers and sox are in the races thus both contenders. and kenny williams is probably one of the only GM’s willing to take on his salary….basically he wants to go to a team that is a favorite to win it all the yakees are out of it. the nats are not going to win this year, or next year, he probably want to go to the phillies even though they look more and more like non contenders…oh oswalt you want out of the astros yet you dont want to go to teams in the hunt…weird

5 years 1 month ago

Come to philly!

5 years 1 month ago

Come to philly!

yefrem
5 years 1 month ago

oswalt sounds more and more “eccentric,” if you know what i mean

yefrem
5 years 1 month ago

oswalt sounds more and more “eccentric,” if you know what i mean

twins33
5 years 1 month ago

So you’re saying there’s a chance….

He’s my third choice in the “Twins need a pitcher” category behind Lee and Haren, but I wouldn’t be completely opposed. I’ve stated in different rumors that I don’t think the Twins are only a pitcher/ace away, but it’s more appealing to get a guy who could be around for a few years.

I just don’t know if the Twins push the payroll to the +$115 mark like they’d need to for Haren/Oswalt. Plus, if they bring back Pavano that’ll raise it more. And then they’ll be down on infielders if the lose Hudson and 3B still wouldn’t be filled unless they finally give Danny V a shot.

twins33
5 years 1 month ago

So you’re saying there’s a chance….

He’s my third choice in the “Twins need a pitcher” category behind Lee and Haren, but I wouldn’t be completely opposed. I’ve stated in different rumors that I don’t think the Twins are only a pitcher/ace away, but it’s more appealing to get a guy who could be around for a few years.

I just don’t know if the Twins push the payroll to the +$115 mark like they’d need to for Haren/Oswalt. Plus, if they bring back Pavano that’ll raise it more. And then they’ll be down on infielders if the lose Hudson and 3B still wouldn’t be filled unless they finally give Danny V a shot.

SDCAP
5 years 1 month ago

Crazy suggestion but I wonder if the Padres could be a very dark horse? They won’t re-sign Adrian Gonzalez to a long term deal at big money but the commitment to Oswalt would only be for 2 years. An Oswalt/Latos 1-2 would be a very good top of the rotation.
It would also enable them to finally energize a San Dego community that is not showing up to the ballpark.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

why do you say they wont re-sign gonzo? he has said he would take a deferred deal to stay

hacker13
5 years 1 month ago

And why would the Astros take a guy that they most likely won’t be able to resign at the end of the year?

SDCAP
5 years 1 month ago

I wasn’t proposing a Gonzo-Oswalt swap. The Padres would need to send prospects. I was just highlighting that I thought it was more feasible for them to trade for Oswalt than re-sign Gonzalez.

SDCAP
5 years 1 month ago

Gonzo should be looking for a minimum 8 year $160m deal. The Padres would see 4 yr $48m as being a big contract. I’d love for him to stay but I can’t possibly see that gap being bridged.

SDCAP
5 years 1 month ago

Crazy suggestion but I wonder if the Padres could be a very dark horse? They won’t re-sign Adrian Gonzalez to a long term deal at big money but the commitment to Oswalt would only be for 2 years. An Oswalt/Latos 1-2 would be a very good top of the rotation.
It would also enable them to finally energize a San Dego community that is not showing up to the ballpark.

evenyoudorn
5 years 1 month ago

The guy has one bad trip to Chicago five years ago, and just can’t get past it. It wasn’t anything personal, Roy. You could have left the bench and watched cartoons in the clubhouse if you were that upset about the result.

evenyoudorn
5 years 1 month ago

The guy has one bad trip to Chicago five years ago, and just can’t get past it. It wasn’t anything personal, Roy. You could have left the bench and watched cartoons in the clubhouse if you were that upset about the result.

j6takish
5 years 1 month ago

Guy wants to be traded to a contender, but won’t accept a trade to a 1st place team or a 2nd place team only 0.5 games behind? I must be confused on what defines contender

j6takish
5 years 1 month ago

Guy wants to be traded to a contender, but won’t accept a trade to a 1st place team or a 2nd place team only 0.5 games behind? I must be confused on what defines contender