When we last checked in with Jayson Werth this offseason, he was getting his broken iPad fixed. This week, Werth commented on the possibility of the Nationals signing Roy Oswalt in an email to MLB.com's Bill Ladson (Ladson reports that signing Oswalt is now Mike Rizzo's top priority this winter), in which he says he plans on playing in October in 2012:
"Roy O would be awesome to have as a veteran anchor in our pitching staff. He works fast, throws strikes and takes the ball every fifth day. [He] keeps a low profile in the clubhouse and has a businessman's attitude. He has lots of experience, including postseason, and that's important, especially since we plan on playing in October [next] year."
(Jayson Werth, via MLB.com, 11/14/2011)
Good thing, too, because technically the Nats end the 2012 regular season October 3rd at home against the Phillies. Not that anything less than a playoff berth will be acceptable...