Just a couple of months ago, Roy Oswalt was the fop free agent left on the market, and it had come down to two teams—the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers—vying for his services. Following the anticipation and ensuing letdown after Oswalt revealed that he planned to wait until midseason to sign, there was little to report on the Oswalt front aside from the occasional tidbit or two.
Now, though, more information has come out, as a couple more teams have once again reached out to Oswalt to see if they can bring him onto their squads and immediately bolster their starting rotations, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Whether Oswalt will sign with either of those teams—or anyone, for that matter—remains to be seen.
We do know that Oswalt would like to sign somewhere where he's in the midst of a playoff race, and we know that he'd also like a good chunk of change from whoever signs him. What we don't know is just how much change we're talking about, or if the money would prevail over the standings of a team for Oswalt.
As I've already covered, recent news has emerged as to two more teams who have interest in Oswalt (I'll get to it in the slideshow unless the anticipation is too much for you to bear, in which case you can click the second hyperlinked phrase), but as for the other teams listed in this presentation, most will be actual reports, but some could be speculation rather than fact. I'll distinguish which is which, though, so no need to worry, and I'll also briefly say why Oswalt would be a good fit for said team.
Let's get started.