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Roy Oswalt was looking for a three-year deal earlier in the offseason, but he has since told teams he only wants a one-year contract, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (all Twitterlinks). The right-hander wants to prove that his back is healthy and re-enter the market a year from now in search of multiyear security. Six teams are now talking to Oswalt and agent Bob Garber about a possible deal, Crasnick reports.

 

The Red Sox, Blue Jays, Royals, Twins and Nationals are among the teams that could use rotation depth and may have interest in Oswalt. The Rockies had interest earlier in the offseason and while they could still use pitching depth, it's not clear if they still have the payroll flexibility to accommodate Oswalt or if he'd want to pitch in Denver.

 

Garber has said Oswalt feels “great,� even after two back-related stints on the disabled list in 2011. The 34-year-old made 23 starts and completed 139 innings this past season, posting a 3.69 ERA with 6.0 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and a 45.1% ground ball rate. His average fastball velocity dropped to 91.4 mph, however. Oswalt was a Type A free agent, but the Phillies declined to offer him arbitration and he won't cost a draft pick.

 

 

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/12/oswalt-seeks-one-year-deal-interest-picks-up.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

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where in the rotation will he be slotted in, If he signs here?

 

 

4th or 5th.

 

JJ

Buehrle

Sanchez

Oswalt/Nolsaco

Nolasco/Oswalt

 

where in the rotation will he be slotted in, If he signs here?

 

 

4th or 5th.

 

JJ

Buehrle

Sanchez

Oswalt/Nolsaco

Nolasco/Oswalt

 

That's a nice looking starting rotation

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where in the rotation will he be slotted in, If he signs here?

 

 

4th or 5th.

 

JJ

Buehrle

Sanchez

Oswalt/Nolsaco

Nolasco/Oswalt

I'd say he's at least a number 3. He's definitely better than Nolasco.

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where in the rotation will he be slotted in, If he signs here?

 

 

4th or 5th.

 

JJ

Buehrle

Sanchez

Oswalt/Nolsaco

Nolasco/Oswalt

I'd say he's at least a number 3. He's definitely better than Nolasco.

 

Perhaps, but I like him as a 4 or 5 to help round out the rotation. If anything he can be moved up to a 3 depending on how the season goes, similar to Javy last year.

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I'm generally of the belief that the rotation order doesn't really matter much over the course of a full season. I guess I'm speaking more toward him being the third best starter (or possibly second).

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makes a ton of sense, not to mention the guy would be on a mission to get a big deal a year later. Even if injuries pop up, it's only a 1 year deal. I think it's fine to overpay here actually. Rounds out the rotation really well and if could keep us afloat in case of other staff injuries.

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