Friday, June 18, 2010

Nolan Ryan wants Oswalt. Bad.

ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins quotes Nolan Ryan as having interest in Roy.

Ryan spoke prior to the first game of a three-game series with the Astros at Minute Maid Park. He was not available following the Rangers' 9-3 victory. However, Ryan told MLB that he has a fondness for Oswalt, whom he mentored when he was a special assistant to the Astros.

"You know, we definitely are looking to improve our ballclub, and when you have an opportunity, or might have an opportunity, to acquire someone like that, you have to look at it and evaluate it and see if that's a possibility and see if it's doable...

...I think he's phenomenal. I think he's been one of the top four or five pitchers in the league for quite a while. He's a big-game pitcher and consistent with his stuff, as we see this year, with the way he's approached each game he's been in. He's special."

1 comment:

Millard Fillmore said...

There is no doubt in my mind that Roy O. would do tremendously well with the Rangers and be what they need to win the AL West. I just wonder if the Rangers can afford to add him to the payroll and if they would be willing to part with three strong minor league players. Further complicating matters are the occassional winning stretches the Astros achieve and thus Drayton McLane very mistakingly believing the 'Stros making a run up the NL Central ladder. If the Astros can have a fire sale with buyers, they need to move forward with it.