Oswalt Out to Start Season

by Matthew on February 24, 2012

It appears that the Roy Oswalt lottery has ended…at least for the time being.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reported on Thursday that Oswalt, who was being pursued by a host of major league teams including the Cardinals, Rangers and Red Sox,  made an announcement that he is going to sit out the beginning of the  2012 season.

It would appear that the money situations were not right for Oswalt to sign right now.

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The 34-year old free agent pitcher  earned $16mm last season and made $1,777,777.78 for every win or $172,043,01 for every strikeout.

He is 159-93 with three All-Star appearances in 11 seasons with Houston and the Philadelphia Phillies, and in 2011 went 9-10 while posting a 3.69 era in 139 innings in Philly. He did average a career low with 6.0 strike outs per 9 innings and is coming off a series of injuries.

Could be a Roger Clemens, redux?

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