Reminder: Roy Oswalt wants a fair contract for a team in contention close to his Mississippi home. So, the Rangers or Cardinals. Maybe the Braves. All of whom are rotten and overflowing with starting pitchers. That means that Oswalt is going somewhere else. Except Roy Oswalt wants a fair contract for a team in contention close to his Mississippi home. And the cycle starts again.
You can see how it's February and Oswalt hasn't found a home yet. But according to Gordon Edes, Oswalt is going to make a statement today on where he's going. And according to Jon Heyman, it isn't going to be with the Rangers or Red Sox:
it is NOT rangers or red sox for oswalt, at least not now, according to people who know.
No word on if the people who know are linked to sources with knowledge of the situation, or if they're just familiar with the organizations' thinking.
And this comes shortly after this unambiguous statement from John Mozeliak:
"Roy Oswalt is not going to be a Cardinal," Mozeliak told AM 590 in St. Louis this morning.
This sets up a whopper of a mystery team, of course. If not the Cardinals and Rangers, and if the Red Sox have been out for a while, then who? I'll guess the Royals in the conservatory with a rosin bag, but that's just because mystery-team dust makes me hallucinate.