Presumably the Mets plan with Jon Rauch is to hope he pitches well up until the trade deadline and try to get some prospect back when a contending team is looking for bullpen arms right? Why not try the same thing with Roy Oswalt? The guy is still unsigned and is probably getting at least a little desparate since it seems like his two preferred teams St. Louis and Texas don't really need him/want him. There is the obvious money issue, but if you could get him for $8M for one year. Plus to me it seems like the easiest way for Oswalt to get on a contending team, so I doubt he would care about a no trade clause. He is just trying to rebuild his value and the Mets could use another starting pitcher and someone who could bring back better value than a Jon Rauch. Does this kinda make sense to anyone else?
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