Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports says that the St. Louis Cardinals have not made Roy Oswalt an offer he finds sufficient yet, and that he wants at least one year and $10 million. He adds that Oswalt has little leverage, with the two teams with the most interest having full rotations. This is where the Boston Red Sox could be a dark horse for him.
Yesterday, Oswalt met with Jon Daniels and Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers for lunch, and progress in those talks has not yet been reported. The Rangers and Cardinals both already have set five-man rotations, so they do not have to overpay for Oswalt. He has said that he does not want to pitch in the bullpen.
The Red Sox could come into play -- paying less because they have two rotation spots open, allowing Oswalt to pitch. However, does he really want to showcase himself in the American League East?