Free agent starter Roy Oswalt had previously asked for a three-year deal this offseason which rightly scarred off the Yankees, who were probably wondering how a guy goes from contemplating retirement due to a back injury to asking for a long-term commitment.
Apparently it must have scarred off most teams as the former Astro and Phillie is now looking to sign a one-year deal in an effort to show he is healthy and land a multi-year deal next offseason, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
On a one-year deal Oswalt might fit into the Yankees plans. They have been looking to upgrade their rotation, but have found the trade market to be too expensive. Oswalt might be a good alternative as they could sign him for just one season and he wouldn’t effect their long-term payroll plans.
Crasnick said that there are as many as six teams interested in Oswalt on a one-year deal, but he didn’t name them. I’ll keep you updated, especially if the Yankees name gets thrown out there.