Saturday, January 28, 2012


ESPN is reporting that Oswalt is going to going sign with the Cards "soon". Its not a done deal, but this shocks me personally. I figured the Red Sox would give him an offer he couldn't refuse. I can only guess that he is taking a short term deal (probably just one year) at not a ton of money in order to stay in NL. Obviously he has some serious health concerns with his back, but if he stays healthy this Carpenter-Wainwright-Oswalt-Garcia. That rotation is as good as anyone's, including the Phillies and Giants, health pending. I can only assume they will turn around and try and deal either Westbrooke or Lohse if this goes down. I have to hand in to Cards management/ownership. They clearly are trying to win over the next two years at least, even with Albert in L.A.