Los Angeles Dodgers: Roy Oswalt Could Help Team to Run Away with Division

Christopher Benvie@CSBenvie81Correspondent IIMay 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts to a single from Casey Blake #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end his attempt at a no hitter during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Roy Oswalt saga is one that just appears to have some endless legs to it.

In a tweet by baseball guru, Peter Gammons, it appears that Oswalt's agent has been telling suitors that his client worked out for the Dodgers.

While it seems likely that this could be a ploy by his agent to get other teams involved, the idea of Oswalt joining the Dodgers is certainly intriguing.

Obviously, one has to ask: why improve upon the best team in baseball? If it is not broken, why fix it? All of those sayings come to mind.

Naturally, you would wonder just where Oswalt would fit in this rotation. I won't lie and say it would be seamless, but perhaps the team could move towards a six-man rotation heading into the dog days of summer in an effort to keep all arms fresh.

That is a very important factor to consider: fresh arm.

Offense will win you games all season long, but come playoff time, it is pitching that wins championships. Having a proven veteran like Oswalt on your staff could be extremely valuable to a long playoff push.

In eight playoff series, Oswalt owns a 5-2 record with a 3.73 ERA. In other words, he is the type of pitcher who could help anchor a team.

As I said before, this all could very well be conjecture on my part off of a ploy by Oswalt's agent, but the idea is certainly intriguing.

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