Dodgers passing on Oswalt?

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

It’s widely known that the Los Angeles Dodgers are searching for more starting pitching. According to Jon Heyman there’s one pitcher that the team isn’t that high on and that’s Roy Oswalt. A couple months ago Oswalt was someone that was highly sought after unfortunately that changed once he started to pitch.

@JonHeymanCBS: #dodgers person didnt seem that enthused about oswalt. appears they liked him more before he started pitching (5.94 era)

The Texas Rangers are actively shopping Roy Oswalt which tells you how bad of a season he’s having. The Rangers are a team that’s also struggling in the rotation but they’re willing to dump the vet.

Over 50 innings pitched, Oswalt has that 5.94 ERA while striking out 47 and walking ten. His problem has been the longball, he’s given up eight homers already this season and opponents are batting a whopping .325 against him.

For how bad the Dodgers need pitching I’m fairly certain this is one guy that they won’t be going after. Would any team, especially a NL team, be willing to take a chance on him?

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