Roy Oswalt Option Declined: 4 Possible Replacements for Philadelphia Phillies

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Roy Oswalt Option Declined: 4 Possible Replacements for Philadelphia Phillies
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The Philadelphia Phillies' decision to decline Roy Oswalt's option was an easy one, but it creates a hole in their rotation. Oswalt was due $16.5 million and he had dealt with back problems throughout the season.

Oswalt was able to pitch fairly well when he was healthy, but he was not the pitcher that the Phillies expected him to be this year. He struggled in his one postseason start and was partially responsible for the Phillies being eliminated from the playoffs.

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