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Can The Astros Possibly End Up With Roy Oswalt?

Every day that he remains unsigned, every day that another suitor falls out or annoys him with how bad their offer was,Roy Oswalt remains out there and in play for Houston. Will the Astros really sign him?

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Two months ago, I would have said it was crazy to even consider. Last month, I would have said it didn't make much sense for either party, except as a marketing push for the new ownership. Now? I think Oswalt has a chance to be pitching in Houston.

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Maybe that chance is only 5 percent, but it's still a chance. After all, he needs just two victories to claim the all-time Astros record for franchise wins. Plus, if he works with new GM Jeff Luhnow under the assumption that he'll be moved to a contender halfway through the season (after he breaks the record), it could work out for both parties.

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That's still a long way to go from "unsigned" to "Houston Astro." The money must work, and as the Cardinals showed, Oswalt will not sign for a pittance. If the Astros can come up with the money, that rotation suddenly looks better and better (with no J.A. Happ to be found).

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I still don't think it happens, but doesn't it seem like a bigger possibility now? Crazy times...

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