Roy Oswalt Wants to Return to Philadelphia Phillies

Roy Oswalt a former member of the ‘four aces’ in 2010 and 2011 wants to come back to Philly.

Oswalt tweeted multiple times on his websites’s twitter responding to a question by a fan asking him if he would want to pitch again in Philadelphia.

Roy spent 2 seasons in Philly pitching in the best starting staff in baseball along side Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee. In 2011, Roy only recorded a 3.69 ERA and a 9-10 record.

For the Rangers in 2012, Roy was not at the top of his form for the second straight season posting a 5.80 ERA. Although Roy also tweeted that he is in his 2010 form again saying…

With Oswalt saying he would love to play in Philly again, there are now rumors swirling around suggesting that he may replace Halladay in the starting rotation. The chances of Oswalt replacing Halladay are slim though because GM Ruben Amaro says that Roy Halladay is not hurt and manager Charlie Manuel also remarked “I don’t see any way in the world, if he’s healthy, where you shut him down.”

Roy Oswalt’s future with the Phillies is obscure as there are no slots in the starting rotation where he would fit. The only viable option would be for him to replace Halladay. With John Lannan pitching well at the back of the rotation and Kyle Kendrick pitching better than Roy Halladay. Halladay seems to be the most likely candidate to be replaced. If Halladay were to have a dominant start in his next time out, all the rumors would be silenced.

When being accused of taking a shot at Roy Halladay, Oswalt responded with a tweet stating “Lets clear the air, I was asked by a Philly fan if I would come back to Philly, I answered that question, it had nothing to do with doc.”


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