Oswalt Derby Would Be Wild

Oswalt Derby Would Be Wild
June 2, 2010, 4:44 pm
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 12:37 p.m.CSNwashington.comOswalts In Demand
Houston pitcher Roy Oswalt announces he will waive his no-trade clause and all hell has broken loose. In no certain order, a Google news search has reported that the Nationals, Rangers, Dodgers and Tigers are interestedor should be interested in the veteran starter.Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com handicaps the Oswalt Derby if owner Drayton McClane decides to give up on the season.A Draft To Be Forgotten
Before the Capitals had monster drafts late in the last decade by adding Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green among other players, there was the disaster that was the 2005 draft.Five years after the fact, www.hockeysfuture.com did a nice job analyzing the Capitals pick-by-pick.Folks, it isnt pretty.From top to bottom, their 2005 draft was a failure, Kyle Kujawa writes. They selected two players in the first round, neither of whom have an NHL game between them.None of the picks has appeared in a game for the Capitals. The last hope is defenseman Joe Finley, who played for South Carolina last season.Buffalos Ready For Strasburg
Before arriving in D.C. for his major league debut Tuesday against Pittsburgh, Stephen Strasburg makes his final start for Syracuse in a Thursday matinee at Buffalo.As usual, Strasburg Fever has gripped the city. For the day game, more than 9,000 seats have been sold.Local resident Ken DeMarco told the Buffalo News: I just want to see him throw. If hes going to be a big name, I want to see him when hes just starting out.Meanwhile, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo continues to garner praise throughout baseball for the teams non-disaster of a start.Writes Scott Miller on CBS SportsLine: What if the Nationals already have their savior? What if hes a rumpled, no-nonsense, blue jeans-wearing, next-door-neighbor-looking man of 49 named Mike Rizzo? The Washington club that Strasburg will be joining next week in no way resembles the Island of Misfit Toys that this organization has been for most of the past decade.