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NY Post: Mets unlikely to sign Oswalt

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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:23 PM

NY Post: Mets unlikely to sign Oswalt 


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The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door has not fully closed even with the addition of Shaun Marcum to round out the projected rotation, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com.

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Last edited 1/27/2013 9:21 AM by DocK16

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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:26 PM

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and everyone knows how much he's always wanted to play in NY.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:32 PM

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I just took a quick glimpse at his performance last year, and he was actually pretty solid as a reliever (albeit a small sample).  I wonder if they're looking at him in the pen?  With his injury history, I don't know how wise an addition it would be, and if he is willing to relieve, you'd think he'd look for a better situation (i.e. a contender).

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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:53 PM

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Very interesting. Pitched well out of the bullpen last year albeit in 12 innings of work.

Can't see them signing him to the rotation unless they think a) he can be an effective starter and b) One of Gee or Niese is going to be flipped in a package for a power bat. Otherwise we would have too many arms.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 3:50 PM

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I would think it owuld have to be for a bullpen role. Mets starting rotation doens't look that bad. Probably insurance for Marcum if he isn't healthy
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Posted: 1/26/2013 4:43 PM

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Why would he even want to come to the Mets? I would assume that he would probably want to go to a team that at least has a slightly better shot at the playoffs.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 4:43 PM

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Oswalt would be a great signing.  His peripherals last season were fantastic.  Getting him out of Arlington and into the NL would do wonders for his HR rate.  Could be a huge asset as both a bullpen arm and/or SP.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 5:31 PM

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Is he even interested in pitching a full season, let alone in New York, let alone with the Mets?  I would like the signing, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:20 PM

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Can he play the OF?
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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:35 PM

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Is he even interested in pitching a full season, let alone in New York, let alone with the Mets?  I would like the signing, but I'll believe it when I see it.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:46 PM

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They're saying Oswalt only sounds interested in throwing "on his terms" and for half a season. 

Still, if he doesn't mind coming up to NYC and throwing out of the pen or acting as rotation insurance, what's the harm? I don't think it'll happen, but I'm happy to see them possibly casting out a line.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:31 PM

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StelOgStem wrote: They're saying Oswalt only sounds interested in throwing "on his terms" and for half a season. 

Still, if he doesn't mind coming up to NYC and throwing out of the pen or acting as rotation insurance, what's the harm? I don't think it'll happen, but I'm happy to see them possibly casting out a line.
Oswalt pitching the 2nd half of the season may be perfect.  By that time, I expect Santana and Marcum to have been traded (if they are healthy and pitching well).  Adding a veteran to give the Mets some innings will be helpful then.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:13 PM

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StelOgStem wrote: They're saying Oswalt only sounds interested in throwing "on his terms" and for half a season. 

Still, if he doesn't mind coming up to NYC and throwing out of the pen or acting as rotation insurance, what's the harm? I don't think it'll happen, but I'm happy to see them possibly casting out a line.
Oswalt pitching the 2nd half of the season may be perfect.  By that time, I expect Santana and Marcum to have been traded (if they are healthy and pitching well).  Adding a veteran to give the Mets some innings will be helpful then.

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They may also want to shut down Harvey or Wheeler toward the end of the season to avoid the Verducci Effect.
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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:51 AM

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https://twitter.com/MarcCarig/...266707088502785

Roy Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber: "I'm not aware of any interest" from the Mets.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:29 AM

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In his prime Oswalt was a stud and one of my favorite pitchers. At this point in his career I wonder how reliable he could actually be for a full season. Having made 97M in his career I also wonder if anyone will pay him enough to make it worth his while. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who will pitch in Timbuktu for meal money just to be able to keep pitching.
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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:20 AM

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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:23 PM

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DocK16 wrote: Oswalt would be a great signing.  His peripherals last season were fantastic.  Getting him out of Arlington and into the NL would do wonders for his HR rate.  Could be a huge asset as both a bullpen arm and/or SP.
I'd love to give him a shot as closer, see if he can revitalize his career that way? He still has power in his stuff, and he would be an upgrade over anything in our bullpen.

If he was willing to take that shot, I would think the Mets would be silly not to offer it. At this point, with all the $$/spots we have available, its worth it to take risks such as this. Best case: you get the next John Smoltz circa 2002. Worst case, its just a little money in a year where we have alot of it available (supposedly).
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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:36 PM

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I still think to this day one of Minaya's biggest errors was not trading for Oswalt when we had the chance in 2006. It was a long-shot and at the time they asked for alot (none of those prospects endedup into anything), but we win the world series in 2006 with Oswalt. And we likely don't collapse in 2007 or 2008 given our biggest problem was consistent SP.

It's sad really..
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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:02 PM

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met8669 wrote:
DocK16 wrote: Oswalt would be a great signing.  His peripherals last season were fantastic.  Getting him out of Arlington and into the NL would do wonders for his HR rate.  Could be a huge asset as both a bullpen arm and/or SP.
I'd love to give him a shot as closer, see if he can revitalize his career that way? He still has power in his stuff, and he would be an upgrade over anything in our bullpen.

If he was willing to take that shot, I would think the Mets would be silly not to offer it. At this point, with all the $$/spots we have available, its worth it to take risks such as this. Best case: you get the next John Smoltz circa 2002. Worst case, its just a little money in a year where we have alot of it available (supposedly).
It would be interesting to attempt Oswalt as a closer.   He was ok as a reliever when he was in that spot last year.   I always thought Oswalt was one of those guys who 'needed' lots of warmup time and didn't translate as well to life in the bullpen.   But......if he really is interested in re-inventing his career.....a big if......this could be a role for him.....and who better to try it out on than a Mets team w/ no real pressure to perform in the 2013 season.


But......this seems unlikely.....since he has been suffering from back problems.   That usually is the sign of the beginning of the end.......prob better the Mets stay away.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:14 AM

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met8669 wrote: I still think to this day one of Minaya's biggest errors was not trading for Oswalt when we had the chance in 2006. It was a long-shot and at the time they asked for alot (none of those prospects endedup into anything), but we win the world series in 2006 with Oswalt. And we likely don't collapse in 2007 or 2008 given our biggest problem was consistent SP.

It's sad really..
.........and here we are still talkin' about him 7 years later. 

The Mets had problems securing Oswalt when they were in contention.  Even prior to learning it'd be a long-shot, you knew it would be highly unlikely.  As a fan of Oswalt, I don't think we'll ever see him in a Met uniform.

And that's fine, considering the time to act was a long time ago.

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