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Philadelphia Phillies: Why Roy Oswalt Was an Abject Failure in Philly
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It seems the Roy Oswalt experiment is over in Philadelphia. The pitcher was not offered arbitration by the Phillies, which means he is now a free agent.

Phillies general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., traded for Oswalt at the trade deadline during the 2010 season. At this point the Phillies rotation was lead by the two Roys: Halladay and Oswalt.

Unfortunately, what Phillies fans hoped would be a positive addition to their ballclub ended up being a failure. Over his one-and-a-half seasons with the Phillies, Oswalt's numbers declined greatly, and his health became a major issue.

Here are the top five reasons why Roy Oswalt was a failure for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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