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Roy Oswalt “would love to come back to Philly”

Apr 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Last night, Right around the time Roy Halladay was struggling through his second straight poor start, Roy Oswalt hopped on Twitter, announced his presence, and seemingly began campaigning for a gig with the Phillies:

Oswalt remains unsigned despite making it clear during the offseason that he planned to keep pitching, but unless Halladay is shut down with some sort of injury or they decide to ditch John Lannan the Phillies don’t really have a big need in the rotation.

  1. Cris E - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    I would love to pitch again. Philly was good. Houston too. I had a good year in Round Rock too, and a couple in Auburn. Anywhere really, anywhere at all. I need a job… A man can only play with a bulldozer for so long.

  2. ramrene - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Roy Oswalt “would love to pitch for ANYONE”

  3. beefytrout - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    “Roy Oswalt’s Website” as a Twitter handle cracks me up. I think I’m going to pretend that the website became sentient, started a Twitter account, and wants to assume robotic form like Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit.”

    • indaburg - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      I’m going to pretend along with you. That’s funny stuff.

    • Jonny 5 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      Hey, what do you mean by that?

      • beefytrout - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        disassemble…. NO DISASSEMBLE!!!

  4. 12strikes - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    “ditch John Lannan”……”ditch John Lannan”!!!
    don’t you mean DITCH KYLE KENDRICK. This guy is stealing money by being allowed to play in MLB. I think Kendrick has photos of Rube with Sheep or something.
    I’m no Lannan lover, but jeeese this guy gave 7 good innings in his start so far.

    • tuberippin - Apr 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Actually, Kyle Kendrick was quite good in the second half of last season.

  5. jlinatl - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Based upon Halladay looked, the Phils may want to take a look. Unfortunately for them, Halladay does not look well at all.

  6. dluxxx - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Love the avatar pic. Looks like he’s taking a huge dump.

    I’m sure there’s a joke in there about said dump and his last few years in the league…

  7. delsj - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Sorry Roy, but you are one of the many failed moves of which Reuben does not want to be reminded. Not only did your acquisition fail to get get us back to the World Series, but it was only necessary because of Reuben’s bigger blunder (everything pales to the Howard contract, of course) in trading away Cliff Lee.

    • johnooooooooooo - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      who cares if they didnt make it to the world series with him. It was not all his fault. How he is a failed moves? Im pretty sure he won the NL CY Young award in his first year as a Phillies player. He also made histroy by 1) pitching a perfect game, 2) pitching a no hitter in the playoffs, and 3) he made history by becoming the first player since Don Larson who pitched 2 no hitters in 1 season. did i mention he also had 21 wins in his first year as a philly which led the national league. Yeah he had a bad year last year but when you dont get run support your gonna have a bad year. So could you be kind enough and explain how he is a failed move?

  8. mungman69 - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Come on down to Philly. Anybody.

  9. illegalblues - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    roy’s twitter account is pretty depressing

  10. unclemosesgreen - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Can’t believe he’s openly campaigning for Doc’s gig like that. Unseemly.

    • professormaddog31 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      I don’t think he’s trying to get Doc’s spot. He took to twitter again today and said that he wouldn’t count Halladay out. I think Roy just wants to come back to a place that he liked pitching at, felt comfortable, and ride out whatever remaining time he’s got on the mound among friends.

  11. Jonny 5 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    I’d say bring little Roy over to AAA and get him tuned up. Time is wasting and losses are piling up. Besides 2 pitchers the Phillies have lots of question marks. With that said somebody with a brighter future would be preferred.

  12. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    “Just a update , I haven’t felt this good since 2010” is probably as close as he is gonna get to saying “I’m in the Best Shape Of My Life”

    If he’s honest, I bet he’d be happy to be pitching anywhere.

    • professormaddog31 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      He needs to get shocked by his truck again. It worked the first time.

  13. hisgirlgotburrelled - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Is he still open to relieving? Because I don’t know if I can take another night of Durbin or Valdes. I don’t care what they did last year. Valdes has allowed 6 runs and has allowed 1 out of 1 inherited runners to score. And Durbin has allowed 3 runs plus 7 out of 7 inherited runners scored. Either use the young relievers or get someone that won’t make me absolutely disgusted when they take the mound.

    • youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - Apr 9, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      Let me stop you right there…Roy Oswalt pitching in any capacity is about as desirable as Charlie Sheen speaking at a graduation ceremony.

      • hisgirlgotburrelled - Apr 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM

        Valdes and Durbin have combined to allow a total of 17 runs when you include that they have let every single runner they inherited score. Anything is better. Literally, anything.

  14. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    i would love to see moyer and roy Oswalt pitch on same team

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