Rumors: Interest isn’t mutual between Yankees and Oswalt

This morning we heard that free agent starter Roy Oswalt is just looking for a one-year deal as opposed to the three-year contract he was supposedly seeking. This seemed to have opened the door for the Yankees to get involved in bidding for his services since they aren’t looking to sign any pitchers on multi-year deals.

However, this does not seem to be the case. Oswalt is, and has always, been interested discussing a deal with the Yankees, they are still not interested in him, even on a one-year deal, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York.

That’s unfortunate because it seems like a good potential match-up for the two sides. Oswalt would have a good platform to prove he is healthy while still getting a no. 2 spot in a rotation on a team that should make the playoffs. The Yankees would get a solid starter that would help to solidify the rotation.

This should be seen as a sign that the Yankees will not pay, with money or prospects, to upgrade the rotation unless it is a significant upgrade. They also seem terrified of back injuries.

Oswalt was one of the 10 pitchers the Yankees still had left to target after missing out on Yu Darvish.

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4 Responses to Rumors: Interest isn’t mutual between Yankees and Oswalt

  1. David K. says:

    I would not be interested in Oswalt because I don't believe he is healthy. Nor is he going to be effective in the AL East.

  2. John says:

    Oswalt has an injury history so what? Fredy,Colon and Prior did aswell. Cashman signed them. I just dont get this anymore. I dont want to pay $105mil for guys who never pitched here or give Montero, I got that. But to not be willing to do low cost ONE YEAR DEALS! Thats unreal

  3. Marc Perez says:

    I just don't understand how this would not be a significant upgrade. This guy dominated for over a decade and still has miles left in the tank. Even if he missed a few starts because of his back, the signing would still be worth it.

  4. John says:

    We won 97 games with the ghosts of Freddy Garcia&Bartolo Colon. But the playoffs it didnt work. Oswalt is a signifigant upgade over AJ,Freddy or Colon.hes worth one year low money,if he.wants more than pass on him.

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