Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/27/13
Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Roy Oswalt‘s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client: If the Mets indeed are interested in signing veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, it’s news to his longtime agent, Bob Garber. “Not sure where the report came from,” Garber said in a text message. “I’m not aware of any interest from the Mets.” I have a suspicious feeling that most Met fans will be relieved to hear this. Last season when the Rangers decided to move him out of the starting rotation and into the bullpen because of his ineffectiveness, Oswalt became a distraction, publicly griped to reporters, and was a negative influence in the clubhouse. Something that would not have played too well in New York. However, the Mets are still reportedly looking for another arm or two for their bullpen writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. There seems to be a growing concern that Frank Francisco may not be ready for spring training and even less confidence that he could be the team’s closer
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