White Sox Might Consider Oswalt

The White Sox might consider dealing for Roy Oswalt, tweets Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.  At the same time, GM Kenny Williams & Co. are leery of a switch from the National League to the American League.

Williams may have some convincing to do as Oswalt reportedly does not want to play for the White Sox.  One has to think that the ace could be swayed, however, as the ChiSox present Oswalt with a chance to win and the opportunity to team up with friend Jake Peavy.  Back in 2008, Peavy was open to joining the Astros in order to play with the three-time All-Star.

It appeared that the White Sox would be sellers just one month ago.  However, the club may look to buy after rallying in recent weeks and climbing their way to the top of the AL Central. 


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74 Comments on "White Sox Might Consider Oswalt"


tmo564
5 years 23 days ago

i don’t get it. didn’t oswalt say he would use his no-trade and not come here?

oremlk
5 years 23 days ago

According to an unsourced Ken Rosenthal report. Even if it’s true, we don’t know when that information comes from; it may have been before the White Sox vaulted themselves back into contention.

Things can change.

5 years 23 days ago

Didn’t Oswalt already say he would decline a trade to the Tigers and Sox?

5 years 23 days ago

Didn’t Oswalt say he’d refuse a trade to CHW, anyway?

Gregory L. Vince
5 years 23 days ago

Pretty sure Oswalt said he wouldn’t approve a trade to the White Sox.

tigers22
5 years 23 days ago

Haha… go ahead and waste your time Kenny, while we go out and get Haren

evenyoudorn
5 years 23 days ago

You guys already stole second place right out from under us…

tigers22
5 years 23 days ago

Typical Sox fan… middle of the pack all year, finally work your way up to first for one day and start talking like they own the division. It’s mid July, don’t act like you just grabbed first in September.

evenyoudorn
5 years 23 days ago

Wait, is this Rick Porcello chiming in from the minors? On behalf of all typical Sox fans, I apologize for hurting your feelings. Maybe next time we spot you guys a 10 win head start, you’ll take better care of it.

tigers22
5 years 22 days ago

haha you guys are hilarious. Because your boy Gordon Beckham is doing a whole lot better than Porcello this year huh? Dude should be in the minors himself… but KW is content with just letting him suck in the bigs.

5 years 23 days ago

Typical Detriot fan… Someone talks a little smack and you play the innocent victim, all the while conveniently forgetting Detroit fans are the worst I’ve ever met at running their mouths. Don’t act all squeaky clean on the trash talking because the Sox have put together a great run. We all have no idea who will end up winning the division, but the fact remains..you’re in second, we’re in first. The standings at the end of the season matter, but don’t act like you didn’t enjoy your run in first place while it lasted, today’s our first day atop the division. We’re enjoying it.

tigers22
5 years 22 days ago

haha yeah, im playing innocent victim over an internet message board. ok man… whatever you say. congrats on apparently being really good at running your mouth.

5 years 22 days ago

You have the arguably the worst pitching staff in the AL central and have no shot at winning the division. Your average starter ERA is about 5.00 and the only pitcher on your staff that could pitch for the Sox is Verlander. How do you possibly think that you have any chance at competing when all you have is a few good hitters (won’t argue with that)? I can’t wait until they restore Detroit back to a “natural” state so we do not have to be anywhere near that dump of a “ghost” town.

5 years 23 days ago

Typical Detriot fan… Someone talks a little smack and you play the innocent victim, all the while conveniently forgetting Detroit fans are the worst I’ve ever met at running their mouths. Don’t act all squeaky clean on the trash talking because the Sox have put together a great run. We all have no idea who will end up winning the division, but the fact remains..you’re in second, we’re in first. The standings at the end of the season matter, but don’t act like you didn’t enjoy your run in first place while it lasted, today’s our first day atop the division. We’re enjoying it.

the_show
5 years 23 days ago

Yes we fear the brilliant wheeling and dealing of the tigers, seeing as you guys have a whopping one wild card birth the last ten years.

5 years 23 days ago

hah… Haren is a 1st half pitcher. go ahead and get him

lug
5 years 23 days ago

The guys splits are night and day. First half most years he is incredible (not this year) second half he is average. He is putting up these numbers in NL West not sure what they would like in the AL Central but I am thinking not as good.

5 years 20 days ago

Really you’re cracking on Kenny?? Dont forget he is a World Series winning GM! And peavy and oswalt are good friends. Remember last may when peavy said im not going to the white sox? Until I hear Oswalt come on tv and say Im not going to chicago…then im keeping out hope. Get oswalt and berkman in a package n id be happy

syn
5 years 23 days ago

He’s good friends with Peavy. I bet it’s all posturing.

dro03
5 years 23 days ago

Peavy said the same thing last year too, I believe around the same time. Then he reconsidered after the Sox started winning at around the same time. Its seems to be an eerily similar situation here. I have two concerns though, first that he’ll fare the same as Peavy who hasn’t had too much success here, and second that we will give up too much for him. Regardless I trust Kenny Williams, we got a first place team to show for it.

JST1331
5 years 23 days ago

Ok…. a little bit ago he said he would refuse to sign with the white sox what the hell?

aap212
5 years 23 days ago

If baseball writers are Team America characters, Jon Heyman is Matt Damon.

Guest
5 years 23 days ago

Matt Damooon.

scottblanks
5 years 23 days ago

Hey…um…..just throwing this out there…..didn’t Oswalt say he wouldn’t go to the White Sox? I mean if no one else is going to bring it up, I will. You know what I’m sayin’?!?!? :))

tmo564
5 years 23 days ago

everyone has brought that up.

scottblanks
5 years 23 days ago

Right, which would make this sarcasm.

tmo564
5 years 23 days ago

haha, touche!

anonymice
5 years 23 days ago

Did you read the article? Or any of the comments?

5 years 23 days ago

I’m guessing he was being sarcastic.

anonymice
5 years 23 days ago

You can never tell with these gosh-dern internet people!

ThinkBlue10
5 years 23 days ago

clueless much? im sure he was being sarcastic.

5 years 23 days ago

Isn’t Peavy done for the year with injury? How can you “team up” with a guy that isn’t pitching?

whitesoxfan424
5 years 23 days ago

Teaming up at an all-you-can-eat restaurant, after the game.

damnitsderek
5 years 23 days ago

Well, it’s good to know that Carlos Silva finally has a cross-town eating buddy.

oremlk
5 years 23 days ago

Oswalt is under contract through 2011, like Peavy

5 years 23 days ago

I’d rather see the Sox add a bat to the line-up. Aramis Ramirez anyone? I don’t see them giving up the farm for Dunn or Fielder. Aramis to 3B, Viciedo/Kotsay at 3B. But I’d prefer to see more Viciedo than Kotsay.

5 years 23 days ago

You mean viciedo/kotsay at DH right?

5 years 23 days ago

Viciedo/Kotsay at DH, yes. What do you think about the Sox pursuing Ramirez?

Soxman17
5 years 23 days ago

I think I just threw up in my mouth. That guy’s nothing but a dog who plays when he wants to. And gets overpaid for it.

5 years 23 days ago

It came from an unsecured source and no ones knows if it is really true.
But that point is moot it would cost the White Sox whatever they had left in the Minors to pull this off and Gordan Beckham would be the starting point.

I pretty much know for a fact they wont trade Beckham

oremlk
5 years 23 days ago

Don’t think the Astros will want Beckham. Daniel Hudson would be the demand, plus some prospects in low A. The White Sox farm system is so terrible that not getting Hudson would be a dealbreaker for the Astros.

aap212
5 years 23 days ago

The Astros would absolutely want Beckham. Much more than Hudson.

tp962
5 years 23 days ago

Sox have penty of talented players in the minors unlike the Ass-tros get your facts straight. Stefan Gartrell,Brent Morel,Donny Lucy,Carlos Torres,Gregory Infante,Ryan Braun,Jordan Danks,Tyler Flowers,Brandon Hynick,Charles Leesman,Jared Mitchell to name a few I think the sox will be just fine.

oremlk
5 years 23 days ago

Yeah, if I’m the Astros front office… I think I’ll pass. You enjoy those kids, though!

Soxman17
5 years 23 days ago

The sad thing about your reply to that comment is that tp692 took the time to rattle off a bout 15 players, and because you probably don’t know who half of them are, you decided to come back with that bland response.

oremlk
5 years 23 days ago

Actually, I know about all of them, at least in passing. I spend a lot of time following the minors. Most of them are having bad seasons. Tyler Flowers is moderately interesting, but his strikeout rate is very high, high enough to scare me off.

Jared Mitchell is the only one I’d want as more than a throw-in for an Oswalt trade, but he’s a long way from being MLB-ready, so I don’t see him as the centerpiece of a deal.

A deal centered around Hudson and Mitchell could work, if the Astros can’t find something better. But I’m hoping they can get more from a team with a better farm system.

damnitsderek
5 years 23 days ago

Oh my god, did you really just include Lucy and Braun in your list of “talented” White Sox prospects?

Michael Jordan was more of a prospect than those two.

Yankees420
5 years 22 days ago

“I pretty much know for a fact they wont trade Beckham ”

Does this mean that KW pretty much told you personally?

5 years 23 days ago

Oswalt will be in a a rotation preceeded by Santana and followed by Pelfrey

5 years 23 days ago

At this point I think we need another starter more than a bat. If I were Kenny I would definably try to get Oswalt as long as it dosent mean we have to give up Beckham. If we eat salary then a package built around Hudson should be fine.

foxtown
5 years 23 days ago

Oh, definably!

opwhitesoxfan
5 years 23 days ago

Go Kenny Go!!! Oswalt for the rest of this year and all of next season sounds like the final piece to the Playoff puzzle. Lets worry about 2012 later, lets make big runs in 2010 and 2011.

5 years 23 days ago

The white sox piss me off. They always want to trade for everyone and sign everyone yet they’re still mediocre. They’re the Redskins of MLB.

the_show
5 years 23 days ago

dumb comment, the White Sox have been playing great ball

Soxman17
5 years 23 days ago

I’d love to hear your argument behind this statement….and then watch even more people tear it apart.

1Tough9
5 years 23 days ago

I said this when Oswalt said he wouldn’t accept a trade and I’ll say it again. So, the White Sox are getting Oswalt then.

Soxman17
5 years 23 days ago

I honestly don’t see this being a good deal for the Sox. Pitching against the Scrubs, Pirates, Brewers, etc. and their 7-man lineups with 2 outs built in is not even close to the AL. I didn’t feel that way about Peavy, but I do about this guy. I keep thinking back to that one horrible inning he had in game 3 against the Sox in the 05 series…and that wasn’t exactly a potent lineup. No thanks.

Yankees420
5 years 22 days ago

Yes, completely disregard the almost 2000 IP during the regular season and use ONE IP during game 3 of the World Series to judge how talented of a pitcher Oswalt is/can be, that just makes so much sense.

5 years 23 days ago

Lets see if the White Sox where to some how talk Roy Oswalt into going and the Astros pay like 7 million of Oswalts Salary and Add lets say Jeff Keppinger and Brandon Lyon
Just to sweeten the deal alittle and get alittle more inreturn I could see a return of:
Gordan Beckham, Daniel Hudson,Brandon Short and Tyler Flowers.
And Flowers would most likly be shipped out ASAP to try and get a Young Prospect maybe to the Mariners Maybe Dustin Ackley if the Astros threw in Chia Jen-Lo or something.

The Astros would have to be blown away by the White Sox to make them talk to Oswalt

oremlk
5 years 23 days ago

That would be good. Maybe Mitchell instead of Short?

5 years 23 days ago

That is as far from what will happen as possible.

damnitsderek
5 years 23 days ago

Ackley isn’t going anywhere, I can tell you that right now.

And unless their names are Moore/Minaya/Sabean, no GM will trade for Lyon and his contract.