Roy Oswalt News: Sunday AM Edition

Here is the latest on the Roy Oswalt saga:

  • ESPNBonston.com writer Gordon Edes suggests that the Scutaro trade to the Rockies happened because the Boston Red Sox wanted to clear money to sign either Roy Oswalt or OF Cody Ross. They freed $6 million dollars. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that according to a "baseball source" the Red Sox will make an "aggressive bid" for Roy Oswalt.

  • Scott Wuerz, who covers the St. Louis Cardinals at the Belleville News Democrat suggests that the Red Sox are now the favorites and that the Cardinals would need to clear more payroll space if they were to sign Oswalt.

  • A new team has maybe entered the Oswalt sweepstakes. Reportedly the Detroit Tigers are "on the fringe of the Oswalt market as of Saturday evening" (John Morosi reported that first on twitter.) I cannot imagine the Tigers needing additional pitching, their priority is a DH/OF type to replace Victor Martinez; maybe this is a move to block the Twins and/or drive Oswalt's price up.

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