Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says the Red Sox could "put on a full-court press" for Roy Oswalt late in spring training if they decide that they need to add a starter.
At the moment, the Sox are planning on having Daniel Bard and one of Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla, Carlos Silva and Aaron Cook at the back-end of their rotation. But, plans could certainly change if that group struggles in spring training. Oswalt's agent has indicated that the veteran doesn't plan on pitching for anyone until midseason, and he's also seemed lukewarm to the idea of pitching in Boston. But, if the Red Sox would decide they really need him and go after him hard enough, he could change his mind. Mar. 4 - 10:18 am et
At this point I'm all set on Oswalt. I was really into him pitching for Boston, but after watching him act more coy than a fourteen year old girl at a debutante's ball I'm over him. I'm sure he'd be better than any of the other #4 or #5 options the sox have, but I'm sick of this crap. Take the fair contract offered, be thankful for still being able to make money playing a game, or just retire.
Edited by Kilgore A. Trout, 04 March 2012 - 01:40 PM.