Nationals Express Interest in Oswalt

According to’s Bill Ladson, GM Mike Rizzo has expressed some interest in talking to free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt. Oswalt would provide the team with a veteran starter who some believe could mentor the team’s younger starters. Ladson points out that Rizzo had also held some interest when the right-hander was originally on the trade block by the Astros in the Spring of 2010.

I made my thoughts on Oswalt fairly clear about a week ago. I was then, and still am now, fearful that the Nationals would overpay but fairly sure that there could be a potentially more attractive opportunity available for the 34 year-old. He’s supposedly seeking at least 2-3 years and I’m not quite convinced that he can hold up for that long considering his history of back trouble.

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