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Jocketty 'sick and tired' of Oswalt chatter

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08:10 AM ET 02.08 | By Tuesday afternoon, Walt Jocketty had enough of the speculation. He insists that the Reds have had no recent talks to with Oswalt. "It's all rumors," he said. "I'm sick and tired of it. We've had no serious talks. We've had no contact with the player." You know it's a buyers' market for starting pitching when it's less than two weeks from the start of spring training and Roy Oswalt is looking for a job, especially when Oswalt is willing to take a one-year deal for below market value. ... Here's what I think has happened: Oswalt's agent contacted the Reds a while ago. The Reds made a low-ball offer, say $7 million or so. Oswalt continued to talk with other clubs but couldn't get a deal done, so his people went back the Reds.

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February 8, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Aren't we all.

February 8, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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Aren't we all.

And today we have two Oswalt threads.

February 8, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Aren't we all.

And is it worth all the talk?

February 8, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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And is it worth all the talk?

not at all!

February 8, 2012  08:50 AM ET

7 million is not low ball. Oswalt will end up being happy to get it

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February 8, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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7 million is not low ball. Oswalt will end up being happy to get it

Yeah I think so too. Time is ticking away, but then again I thought Prince Fielder was going to have to lower his expectations too. You never know when somebody is going to be dumb enough to take the bait.

February 8, 2012  10:47 AM ET

I am sick and tired of hearing about Oswalt as well. Pick a team already!

February 8, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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And today we have two Oswalt threads.

2??? Are you kidding me? What makes him so stinking special?

February 8, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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Aren't we all.

this site will continue their hard work, by keep throwing Oswalt name into the basket!!!

February 8, 2012  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I am sick and tired of hearing about Oswalt as well. Pick a team already!

he will ended playing for the reds before we all know it!!!

February 8, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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What makes him so stinking special?

In the game of musical chairs, he's the last man standing.

February 8, 2012  02:54 PM ET

My Heart Was Breaking Which One Will it Be, you Turned Around And Walked Away With Me!!!!!!

February 8, 2012  02:55 PM ET

My Heart was Breaking which one will it be, You Turned around and Walked Away With Me!!!!!!

February 8, 2012  03:18 PM ET

are you gonna make a play for him Arte Moreno?

February 8, 2012  03:37 PM ET

Anyone else surprised the Yankees haven't called Oswalt and offered him 1 year @ $10mill???

For Yankees -- he'd be an upgrade to Burnett and also be a real nice insurance policy if any of the other guys go down.

February 8, 2012  04:17 PM ET
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Anyone else surprised the Yankees haven't called Oswalt and offered him 1 year @ $10mill??? For Yankees -- he'd be an upgrade to Burnett and also be a real nice insurance policy if any of the other guys go down.

no.

 
February 8, 2012  08:30 PM ET
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Anyone else surprised the Yankees haven't called Oswalt and offered him 1 year @ $10mill??? For Yankees -- he'd be an upgrade to Burnett and also be a real nice insurance policy if any of the other guys go down.

Oswalt itsn't worthed ten millions, if i was yankees GM i would offer him at least 2 or 3 millions one year deal at most!~~~

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