The New York Mets if their still in contention
Let's face it, he isn't landing with the Phillies, Rockies, Rangers, Nationals, Brewers or Angels. Wherever Oswalt sign, the team more than likely have to pay his expensive contract, something the teams I listed couldn't
- The Phillies are out of it after signing Howard for 125 million over 5 years. Some suspect they may not even be able to resign Werth. How would they possible pay Oswalt's contract if they can barley resign Werth?
- Rockies, Rangers and Brewers are a low market team. Reason why Brewers couldn't resign CC
- Angels by the way their playing doesn't seem to be in contention and won't even bother getting him
- Nationals..... just no.
- Red Sox = No. They already signed 5/5 of their starters through the 2012 season, so their basically screwed to sign any new pitchers. Do I have to tell you how much money Josh Beckett gets? Just ruins their chance of getting Oswalt
- I don't think Astros are willing to trade Oswalt to their division rival Cardinals. When teams trade their star players, they almost never trade it within their division
- When I was watching SNY (NY TV show covering everything New York sports), a Mets official said that they'll have a lot of salary flexibility
- The Mets have prospect to help Astro's rebuilding process that they may be about to enter. The Mets have a good OF prospect in Fernando Martinez who could help the Astro's outfield. They have Bobby Parnell who could help the Astro pitching. They also might be willing to trade Gary Matthews Jr. and Daniel Murphy.
I can only see Oswalt landing on the Mets, Yankees or Twins when I think about it.