Boston Red Sox: Why They're Better off Passing on Roy Oswalt

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Boston Red Sox: Why They're Better off Passing on Roy Oswalt
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After shipping off Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox now have an extra $6 million to work with and may have enough money to sign talented veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt.

However, Oswalt is asking for $8 million for one year, but who knows how close the Red Sox really are to the luxury tax threshold? There are better ways to use that $6 million than to use it on an old pitcher that has not pitched well against the AL East in his career and also has not been very good at striking out batters recently.

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