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    Roy Oswalt signs with......

    .....a minor league deal with the Rockies.

    Why the Rockies? Yikes.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    .....a minor league deal with the Rockies.

    Why the Rockies? Yikes.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
    Uh, Colorado's a nice place to retire if you're not a beach type? Clean air, mountains and all that.
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by 1940757690 View Post
    Uh, Colorado's a nice place to retire if you're not a beach type? Clean air, mountains and all that.
    It's a death sentence for pitchers.
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    It's a death sentence for pitchers.
    Note to self: next time read link before responding. Was guessing old Roy had decided to hang 'em up and manage or coach in the clean mountain air. He actually seems older than he is. Only 35 (though old enough in baseball dog years).
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    It's a death sentence for pitchers.
    Idk, Ubaldo Jimenes was alot better in the mountains than he's been in Cleveland. Maybe he doesn't think Cleveland rocks

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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    .....a minor league deal with the Rockies.

    Why the Rockies? Yikes.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
    Maybe they bought him a tractor to go with his bulldozer?
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Trying to follow Mike Hampton's path to irrelevance.

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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    I thought Colorado had solved their issues with hitting in that stadium. Is it really still a "death sentence"?
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    .....a minor league deal with the Rockies.

    Why the Rockies? Yikes.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
    Nobody else wanted him?
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Maybe they bought him a tractor to go with his bulldozer?
    Yeah. He's trying to rekindle the romance with his wife. She thinks his tractor's sexy.
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I thought Colorado had solved their issues with hitting in that stadium. Is it really still a "death sentence"?
    It seemed like it was getting better for a while, but maybe that was just because they had improved their pitching for a few years with a briefly dominant Ubaldo Jimenez and inning eaters like Jeff Francis, Aaron Cook, Jason Hammel, and Jason Marquis, who were just good enough to give up less runs than their potent offense scored. Since then though they've been rolling with a vast collection of youngsters (Juan Nicasio, Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, Tyler Chatwood, Christian Friedrich, Josh Outman, Esmil Rogers) mostly varying from passable to horrible, or ineffective retreads (Francis again, Jaime Moyer, Jonathan Sanchez, basically anybody with a pulse). And the most talented pitchers they do have, Jorge De La Rosa and Jhoulys Chacin, they've had problems keeping healthy.

    Jeremy Guthrie and Jason Hammel have both gotten significantly better since leaving Colorado in favor of the AL. But neither of those guys are big strikeout guys, Guthrie in particular. So while the park matters, I would say the big issue is the Rockies going to the Minnesota Twins school of starting pitchers and not having enough starters who can avoid having their pitch connect with the bat.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Yeah. He's trying to rekindle the romance with his wife. She thinks his tractor's sexy.

    Of course now I have that cheesy song going through my head. "I'm...too sexy with my tractor, too sexy with my dozer, too sexy with my blue, blue, blue jeans"

    I guess that's better than yesterday when I couldn't get a freaking Taylor Swift song out of my head. *shudders*
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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Roy Oswalt returns to the majors as the Rockies face the Nationals tonight

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    Re: Roy Oswalt signs with......

    Currently in the 4th inning. Nats batting.

    Oswalt 4 IP, 6 hits, 2 ER, 9 K's, O BB's, 1 HR
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