Roy Oswalt was supposed to be part of a team with Four Golden Arms last year with the Philadelphia Phillies. While Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels did their part in pacing the 102-win Phils to another postseason bid, Oswalt went on the disabled list twice for a bad back and let in five runs in the crucial Game 3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. He ended up with a 9-10 record on the season with a 3.69 ERA. (Rookie Vance Worley ended up being the fourth golden arm for the Phils, going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA.)
Now Oswalt is looking for another team and one thing has been made clear: It won't be the Detroit Tigers. The folks in Motor City were trying to get Oswalt to sign on and even had American League Cy Young winner Justin Verlander give him a recruiting call, according to CBSSports.com. However, Oswalt told the team that he wasn't interested, the site notes.
The consistent rumor is that Oswalt will end up with the Boston Red Sox this season and attempt to show the world that his 34-year-old back is all healed up and he can pitch like he has in previous seasons so he can find a better long-term deal next offseason.