Blue Jays of no interest to Roy Oswalt


Two days after Roy Oswalt‘s agent, Bob Gerber, told MLB Trade Rumors that there was “no chance” of his client pitching as a reliever next season, Oswalt has notified the Blue Jays and Indians that he has no interest in joining either club, according to Peter Gammons earlier this morning.

The news shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise, considering it was well known that the 11-year veteran was hoping to re-establish his value on a one-year deal, likely with a contender. While Oswalt’s certainly not the 6 WAR pitcher now that he was early in his career with the Astros, he pitched well at times this past season and could turn out to be a steal for a club next season.

The question is, would one year of Oswalt in Toronto — blocking Brett Cecil, Dustin McGowan or Kyle Drabek in the process — have benefited the Blue Jays in the long run?

– JM

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