Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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(PHOTO: AP)Late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes announced that Roy Oswalt would be making an announcement at some point on Thursday regarding his future.Speculation ran rampant from that point that retirement was in the works, that he would join the Phillies on a minor league deal, or he was saving money on his car insurance by switching to Geico. We now know what lay ahead for Oswalt, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Sources tell Crasnick that Oswalt will sit out the beginning of the season, then offer up his services to a team around midseason.This is essentially the same thing Roger Clemens did years ago.Oswalt has not gotten the type of attention he was hoping to as a free agent. Reports had Oswalt looking for upwards of $8-10 million on a one year deal. And that was after the market evaporated.It’s clear no team wants to give him what he so desires from a monetary standpoint. Oswalt will take his chances and look to latch on with a conte...
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