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    Oswalt?

    He's still floating around as a FA, and the Twins need at least one new starter, and that's assuming Walters and Diamond hold up, and either Blackburn or Liriano make it back to the rotation this year.

    Would he be worth a shot at? Would he be willing to come here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    He's still floating around as a FA, and the Twins need at least one new starter, and that's assuming Walters and Diamond hold up, and either Blackburn or Liriano make it back to the rotation this year.

    Would he be worth a shot at? Would he be willing to come here?
    He's only going to sign for a contender (assuming any of them want him).

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    I think a few months ago we all hoped this, then LEN III shot it down officially.
    And now there's no logical reason to think that Oswalt would want to come here. I'm pretty sure he would prefer a contender.
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    Texas appears interested with Perez's elbow problems.

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    I think that the Twins right now are in a position that they should be trying to get rid of (trade) veterans, rather than adding them... Let's see what they got in their system before they make some big decisions for rebuilding next off-season
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    Oswalt isn't making the switch from the NL this late in his career. There is no interest from either side in this happening.

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    Don't think the Twins a) have the money to make it happen and b)no reason to pick up that kind of veteran with their rebuilding status.

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    Really? We really have to ask this question? What possible reason would the Twins have for spending money on him while they are in their current position? Why in the heck would he even conside coming here?

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    He's not going to come back to pitch for a loser, that's pretty much where the discussion starts and ends.

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    I'm pretty sure Oswalt will be garbage if/when he comes back to pitch. There's a reason he didn't get signed during the offseason.

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    He is a good one, but who know's what he will do and it will take alot of money.

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    As mnfireman pointed out Texas is interested in Oswalt. They went to Mississippi to watch him pitch last Friday and Oswalt has also expressed an interest in pitching for Texas. Nice thought but I doubt he would have any interest in joining this hot mess in Minnesota.

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    Oswalt is only going to pitch for a contending team, and he is likely to not be much above replacement anyway. Roy Oswalt and Drew Butera as pitcher leading the way in the forums the past day. Sheesh.

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    Really? We really have to ask this question? What possible reason would the Twins have for spending money on him while they are in their current position? Why in the heck would he even conside coming here?

    Amen. There's a better chance I pitch for the Twins this year than Roy Oswalt.

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    I think it could be a different discussion if Oswalt was likely to pitch 4 or 5 more years, but he's probably looking to pitch this season and maybe one (or part of one) more. The Twins won't be in contention for a World Series title this year or next, so Oswalt would have to have a change of heart to play for Minnesota at this point.

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    Makes me laugh that Homers are so thick headed and think someone looking to win a ring is going to come here to lose!!!!!!

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    I'd make the call if I were Terry Ryan. Serious contenders don't necessarily have innings to throw at a high risk guy like Oswalt. Twins have money and innings. If Oswalt isn't signed by a contender, maybe he would come here to prove he's still got it for a couple months in hopes of getting traded to a viable contender. For Twins, that would be turning a little payroll and a handful of meaningless innings into a prospect or two. May put butts in seats along the way as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PopRiveter View Post
    I'd make the call if I were Terry Ryan. Serious contenders don't necessarily have innings to throw at a high risk guy like Oswalt. Twins have money and innings. If Oswalt isn't signed by a contender, maybe he would come here to prove he's still got it for a couple months in hopes of getting traded to a viable contender. For Twins, that would be turning a little payroll and a handful of meaningless innings into a prospect or two. May put butts in seats along the way as well.
    no, just no.

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    If you were ranking teams in terms of "having a chance to get Oswalt", the Twins would be somewhere between 25th and 30th. And that's being friendly.

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    I agree that at some point Oswalt has to pitch somewhere to show what he has. The gamble is how much is that worth to a team like the Twins, already burned on Zumaya and Marquis. If he can be had on whatever is considered the cheap or reasonable, then he pitches well AND is traded to a contender. Both sides could be happy.

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