SATURDAY, 8:03am: Oswalt is likely to sign with the Cardinals “soon,” reports Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston. His source cautioned that it’s “not yet 100 percent,” however. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Oswalt turned down a one-year, $10MM offer from the Tigers, and that being close to his Mississippi home is a major factor in his decision.
Yes, he’s coming off a bad season. Yes, he’s in the waning years of his career.
But come on. We all know that, if Oswalt comes back to the NL Central, he’ll win the Cy Young in 2012.