Dodgers Have Made Offer To Roy Oswalt

TUESDAY: While the Dodgers did make Oswalt an offer, it came a while ago and the sides were far apart, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets.  The Rangers are seen as the favorite to land the right-hander.

MONDAY: The Dodgers have made an offer to Roy Oswalt, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).  The Rangers, who are likely Oswalt's preferred team, are still in mix among other clubs.

Yesterday, it was reported that the Dodgers inquired on the veteran at one point but didn't appear to be involved any longer.  The Brewers also checked in on Oswalt but didn't feel that his salary could fit into their budget.  A major league source told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that Oswalt's preferred destinations are Texas and St. Louis, just as they were during the offseason. 


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29 Comments on "Dodgers Have Made Offer To Roy Oswalt"


Dodgersarelife
3 years 3 months ago

Thank GOD! Lily’s injury must be serious then. If this were to happen the Dodgers would have a legitimate #2-#3 behind Kershaw and Capuono

ColonelBoston
3 years 3 months ago

How can the Rangers be Oswalt’s preferred team when he’s publicly stated he only wants to pitch in the NL…

3 years 3 months ago

Because he’s familiar with the area (and from nearby Mississippi) and has a relationship with Rangers’ pitching coach Mike Maddux.

CAD_Monkey
3 years 3 months ago

 Leverage?

Gobias Bluth
3 years 3 months ago

I’m down with Oswalt. He almost certainly has to be a better option than Billz or the Harrangatang.

caca_bref
3 years 3 months ago

the Harrangatang.

hahaha classic !!

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Funny. Seems like*Harrangatang” always seems to do well when am bored and watch an LAD game he is pitching.. Then think his last gem watched pitch was against the hapless Padres also…

3 years 3 months ago

Dodgers better get oswalt ! would be a good addition 

trueBlueTony
3 years 3 months ago

I hope the dodgers get him …….. The dodgers have one of the best pitching staffs this season , it’s will only make them better

ateam043
3 years 3 months ago

As much as I like Oswalt, I feel the Dodgers should give Eovaldi a shot.

3 years 3 months ago

That might happen. However, Eovaldi really only has 2 pitches. Won’t take long for hitters to figure him out.

3 years 3 months ago

do http://www.mlbtraderumors.com have español version?

Dodgersarelife
3 years 3 months ago

No, el beisbol rumores no tiene una versión de español. Lo siento.

ateam043
3 years 3 months ago

I believe they do. Just can’t think of the URL name.

3 years 3 months ago

 I really think the Braves NEED Oswalt. Our pitching is getting worse and worse…

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 3 months ago

I don’t get the interest in Oswalt. He’s hardly ready to take over for Lilly unless Lilly is going to be out for a long time, and there’s no indication of that so far. If they get Oswalt, who is the candidate for moving to the bullpen when they have both Oswalt and Lilly in the rotation?

Joey E
3 years 3 months ago

maybe they just eat Harang’s deal or move him to the pen. idk

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 3 months ago

Harang is doing his job so far. It doesn’t make much sense to me to move a starter who is good for 200 innings into the pen. Eating two years of salary doesn’t really make sense either. If they do this deal it will sure be interesting.

Gumby65
3 years 3 months ago

Lilly’s gonna be a short-term thing; if Oswalt can be had, hopefully they can move Chad Billingsley to somewhere for a fresh start, maybe pick up a bat on a contract swap… Like for Youk.

Gobias Bluth
3 years 3 months ago

Billz to the Cubs for Dempster is what I’m hoping for.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 3 months ago

If the Dodgers have made an offer to Oswalt, I would think that means Lilly’s issue may not be a short term thing.

If Oswalt only wants to play for the stated two teams, why is his agent even talking to anyone else?  

Dave Pomerantz
3 years 3 months ago

 Leverage and pricing the market. He can go back to the teams Oswalt prefers to pitch for and say “Roy would really prefer to come to your team, but the Dodgers are offering $X. You’re going to have to get close to that.”

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 3 months ago

 Hmm…is it more about the where or the how much with Oswalt? 

Dave Pomerantz
3 years 3 months ago

 Doesn’t matter. To his agent, it’s only about the how much. Even if Roy has no intention of ever signing with the Dodgers, his agent will still use them for leverage against teams Roy DOES want to play for.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 3 months ago

who is your source?

Dodgersarelife
3 years 3 months ago

Well you just lost all credibility. What does a comedian have to do with the Dodgers?

Dodgersarelife
3 years 3 months ago

Makes a lot of sense, just curious you do know someone who is with the Dodgers. However, you are astutely keeping it secret( I would too).

vtadave
3 years 3 months ago

Well, if you don’t think he’s going to produce away from Fenway, then it shouldn’t take much to “pry” him away.

Gumby65
3 years 3 months ago

 It’s all about the money when it comes to contract swaps.  Personally don’t think Youk is all that and side of fries to be completely honest, so “prying” with nothing more than a paint scraper isn’t even an issue; as these type of deals often work out as “straight-ups”, no minor leaguers would need to be considered.  Besides, his price tag far exceeding his production goes right in hand with Bills up to this point.