Monday, May 24, 2010

Phil Garner has no basis for his thoughts, but offers them anyway.

Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi needed to talk to someone close to Oswalt for an angle on his news and notes column. Naturally, he picked Phil Garner, who hasn't spoken to Roy in three years. So what gems did Random Man have to offer?

Where does he want to go?
“I never talked to him about it, but I would imagine his preference would be to stay closer to home.”

Would he want to stay in the NL?
“That’s a good question. I don’t know that. He loves to hit, so he may have a problem with (going to the American League).”

Would he go to the White Sox, Phil?
“That might be a factor. He really wanted to get Jake down in Houston. That would be important to Roy. I could see (Oswalt having interest in Chicago).”

Would he go to the Angels, Phil?
“He and Ausmus are close. I tend to believe Roy pitches best when he’s pitching to someone he’s comfortable with. I know Brad had back surgery, but he’ll probably be available later in the season. He may be a drawing card for Roy.”

So why exactly was Garner interviewed?