Monday, March 22, 2010

Oswalt won't be padding numbers

We already know about Roy's early-retirement plans, but USA Today's Seth Willingstone did a little Q&A with Roy. One item of note:

You're only 32. Are you talking about calling it a career and passing the torch so soon?

"I've got one more year on this contract then, I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see. This could possibly be it. I'm not going to say it's definitely going to be it. Next year -- I'll try to play that year out. Of course, the first thing is to get through this year. But my thing is if you're not going to play at the level that you come in at, there's no sense in going out there and just trying to add up numbers. Now, if I'm producing and a team wants me, I may play (beyond this contract), But if I'm not, I won't. I don't think it's fair to a club to sit around and just try to pad your numbers."