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2 Roys Are Better Than 1
Posted By Adrian Fedkiw On Jul 30 2010 @ 3:19 am In Philadelphia Phillies | 4 Comments
Roy Oswalt is now a Philadelphia Phillie. So, what now? Well, the Phils just solidified themselves a fantastic top of the rotation guy for a potential run, and a 2nd World Series title in the last 3 years. Who cares what his regular season numbers are this year (6-12, 3.24 ERA), all that matters is the postseason. In 8 games pitched in October, Oswalt is 4-0 with a 3.66 ERA, not too shabby. Of course, his appearances came in 2004 and 2005.
I went back and looked at some tape. His tilt on his out-pitch, the curveball, is just as devastating, and his fastball has the same velocity. There are some murmurs between the grapevine on Oswalt’s recent struggles. His statistics in the last 2 starts aren’t great. He’s pitched just a total of 9 innings, accumulating a 8.00 ERA. There’s 3 possible answers to his recent failures, his back, age, or he knew he was getting traded. I think the answer is, he just didn’t want to be in Houston anymore. He will be completely re-jolted joining a potential playoff squad.
As for the deal itself, in my opinion, the Phillies stole Oswalt. In case you just woke up from under a rock, the Phillies acquired Oswalt for J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose and Jonathan Villar. Not only did Houston chip in $11 million of Oswalt’s salary, the Phillies didn’t depart with any of their elite blue-chippers. These blue-chippers include Domonic Brown, Tyson Gillies, Jonathan Singleton and Trevor May. Gose is a top 5 prospect, but he’s not a guy that I mind up giving.
So, for any of you that think I’m going to bring up Cliff Lee now, I won’t. Yes, the Phillies made a mistake by trading him, but the past is the past.
So, with Oswalt in the rotation, does this make the Phillies the best top of the rotation in baseball. I decided to make a top 10 list. Basically, in a 5-game or 7-game series, these are rotations you do not want to see in the playoffs. Here’s the list…………
TOP 10 Staffs
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