Oswalt Could Be a Fit for Phillies Midseason
“After much thought and careful consideration, Roy has decided to continue to evaluate his options. He is in great health and will continue to stay in shape, while throwing regularly off the mound. Roy has every intention of pitching for a contending club at some point this season.”is waiting to sign with a team, hoping to latch onto a contender midseason.”
Could the Phillies be a fit?
If something happens to a Phillies starter — Joe Blanton missed most of last season with an injured right elbow, and his health is far from a guarantee — don’t be surprised if he rejoins the Phillies rotation. The Phillies signed a starter pitcher in the middle of the season before (see Pedro Martinez, 2009), so I’m sure they wouldn’t be afraid to do it again. And while there are reports Oswalt prefers Texas or St. Louis, a source tells MLB.com that Oswalt is very much interested in returning to Philadelphia.
It’s certainly something to watch during the season.
Jim Salisbury and I co-authored the book “The Rotation,” which is now available. Check it out here! It should be available in Delaware Valley bookstores soon, too!