CSN Philly's Leslie Gudel caught up with Oswalt last night to get his thoughts on his former manager. Oswalt was surprisingly candid when saying that Manuel was "the best manager I've had in the big leagues."
Oswalt came over to the Phillies in a deadline trade in 2010. Following the trade, Oswalt went 7-1 in 12 starts for the Phillies registering a 1.74 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP en route to the Phillies fourth straight NL East title. All toll between 2010-2011 with the Phillies, Oswalt was 16-11 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 35 starts and helping the Phillies to two division titles.
I never fully warmed up to Oswalt in Philadelphia as I did to others but this was actually nice to hear that he enjoyed his time in Philadelphia. Based on many quotes from players it seems that I am not the only one who feels the Phillies did Manuel dirty.
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