Roy Oswalt “being eyed” by the Cardinals

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Phrasing. Seriously people. Just makes the Cardinals sound like creepers.

But according to Nick Cafardo, the Cardinals are “eyeing” the free agent Oswalt. The free agent Oswalt who is open to a one-year deal and would be really attractive to any number of teams on such a basis. And who, back when he was on the trading block from the Astros in 2010, made it clear that St. Louis was a place he would have been eager to go if a deal could be struck.

But really people: can we go back to “kicking the tires?” ¬†Because all of this “sniffing around” and “being eyed” stuff is all so “Dateline: NBC” and it’s really weirding me out.