During the Winter Meetings, it was reported that Roy Oswalt was looking to sign a three-year deal. However, interest in the veteran has picked up greatly since he began telling teams roughly two weeks ago that he only wants a one-year commitment. The 34-year-old's change of heart will certainly help his case on the open market, but what team will pony up the money that he's looking for?
The Red Sox and Yankees are looking to bolster their respective rotations, but both clubs are wary of the luxury tax threshold. A one-year, eight-digit deal wouldn't be out of the question for either team if it weren't for the 40% penalty they would have to pay on top of it. Both teams have expressed interest in the Cubs' Matt Garza but they're certainly not alone in that. The Marlins and Tigers appear to be the frontrunners to land the right-hander while the Blue Jays have also been connected to him. One has to imagine that the clubs that miss out on Garza will be in the mix for Oswalt.
There are other teams that have been interested in Oswalt this winter but seem unlikely for one reason or another. The Rangers would have liked to bring the veteran back to the state of Texas but they've since won the bidding for Yu Darvish. The Nationals were also in on Oswalt but their rotation is both formidable and deep after the acquisition of Gio Gonzalez.
We may have to wait for the dust to settle on the Garza talks to find out, but where do you see Roy Oswalt signing?