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  • Rangers sign Oswalt

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...8#.T8W6ILC0ySo

    The Texas Rangers agreed to a minor league deal with free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt with the anticipation that he will join the rotation within a few weeks.

    Assuming Oswalt passes a physical, he is expected to join Triple-A Round Rock at some point this week.

    The deal was announced in the middle of the Rangers' game Tuesday night against Seattle.

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    He got what he wanted since the Rangers and the cards were the only teams he wanted to pitch for.
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    • #3
      Anything that strengthens the Rangers' roster is A-OK in my book.
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      • #4
        Oswalt's basically a .500 pitcher over the last three years. He's not the ace that he once was.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          Oswalt's basically a .500 pitcher over the last three years. He's not the ace that he once was.
          he actually was still a very good pitcher- when he was on the mound which was not a lot due to his injuries.
          You should not have to rely on him anymore but if he is your 3 or 4 guy he still is a very solid addition.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dominik View Post
            he actually was still a very good pitcher- when he was on the mound which was not a lot due to his injuries.
            You should not have to rely on him anymore but if he is your 3 or 4 guy he still is a very solid addition.
            He's never pitched in the American League, though. Plus Arlington is a bandbox. I think he's going to get a rude awakening. Moving from the NL to vastly superior AL is like going from AAA to the Majors.
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
              He's never pitched in the American League, though. Plus Arlington is a bandbox. I think he's going to get a rude awakening. Moving from the NL to vastly superior AL is like going from AAA to the Majors.
              Stuff like this just makes me laugh. Vastly superior? Hardly.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                Stuff like this just makes me laugh. Vastly superior? Hardly.
                The AL has been dominating interleague play for the past 8 seasons.
                My top 10 players:

                1. Babe Ruth
                2. Barry Bonds
                3. Ty Cobb
                4. Ted Williams
                5. Willie Mays
                6. Alex Rodriguez
                7. Hank Aaron
                8. Honus Wagner
                9. Lou Gehrig
                10. Mickey Mantle

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                • #9
                  Oswalt will find pitching in the Al quite a challenge. No feasting on pitchers. He will enjoy having the Ranger offense behind him, though.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                    He's never pitched in the American League, though. Plus Arlington is a bandbox. I think he's going to get a rude awakening. Moving from the NL to vastly superior AL is like going from AAA to the Majors.
                    Assuming that's true the Rangers still have a cupcake division. The A's and Mariners weak. The Angels are better but they have some injury issues. But I think Oswalt will put up a 4.00+ ERA for the Rangers,
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      as evidenced by the nl taking 3 of the last 4 world series

                      Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                      The AL has been dominating interleague play for the past 8 seasons.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                        as evidenced by the nl taking 3 of the last 4 world series
                        252 games per year for 8 years = more than 2,000 games. And the AL has a better record every year - usually by a big margin. But let's look at the sample size of a few World Series games instead. :noidea
                        My top 10 players:

                        1. Babe Ruth
                        2. Barry Bonds
                        3. Ty Cobb
                        4. Ted Williams
                        5. Willie Mays
                        6. Alex Rodriguez
                        7. Hank Aaron
                        8. Honus Wagner
                        9. Lou Gehrig
                        10. Mickey Mantle

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                        • #13
                          Oswalt is not concerned about making the adjustment to the American League, where he's never pitched. He doesn't plan on altering his approach just because the pitcher isn't hitting anymore.

                          "It's not like you change pitchers because that one batter comes up more," Oswalt said. "You're still going to pitch your ballgame and pitch to your strengths. If you've got your stuff, he's got to hit you."

                          From espn.com
                          San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                          "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                          "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                          • #14
                            He'll finish the season with an ERA above 4. My guess is somewhere around 4.32. He's going to get beat up for a while.
                            WAR? Prove it!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                              The AL has been dominating interleague play for the past 8 seasons.
                              Thats because of the undignified abomination that is the DH.
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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