Texas Rangers News: Is It Time to Give Up on the Roy Oswalt Project?

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Texas Rangers News: Is It Time to Give Up on the Roy Oswalt Project?
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Roy Oswalt made it known—early and often—that he was a starter, and solely that.  When the Rangers were kicking the tires on Oswalt during spring training, his unwillingness to come out of the bullpen was one of the main reasons they didn't sign him at that point.

Aside from his last two appearances—last week in Toronto when he started for the absentee Dempster, and on Friday when he got the spot start to buy Yu Darvish some time to rest an achy quad—Roy Oswalt has worked out of the bullpen since July 30.

It's readily apparent that despite the two consecutive starts, that Rangers manager Ron Washington wants Oswalt as a reliever rather than a starter.  

Whether it be a sarcastic roll of the eyes, dismissive comments on the topic or just good old-fashioned bad body language, Oswalt has made no attempts to disguise his disgust on the matter. 

There are plenty members of Ranger Nation that are ready to pull the plug on the "Roy Oswalt Experiment."

Is it time for the Rangers to part ways with the man once affectionately (now sardonically) named "The Wizard of Os"?

Here's a look at five reasons why Roy must go, as well as five reasons why he needs to stay... 

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