"I'd ask what the pay is."
>>>"The real question is retire or earn an easy couple million 1 year deal. Most people choose the latter"<<<
For a veteran who's had a star career, and who's earned tens of millions of dollars per year for his work, I don't think continuing to pitch another year is going to be about earning an extra couple of million.
Unless Oswalt has been foolish with his money, it's safe to say the guy is set for 10 lifetimes. For a guy like that, I think it's going to be about the desire to compete one last time, and maybe go out on the best note possible, and not about a few extra million.
I mean, I actually like both signings... I would assume low risk/high reward, but seems odd that SA focuses on pitching when there isn't a single legit OF on the team. Financial constraints, I would imagine.
Wheeler will be called up when someone breaks down. Probably Santana after 20 or so starts. Or if Gee or Harvey are not effective and Mejia and the others are stinking up the rotation. One way or another he'll be here the second half...assuming he doesn't get hurt himself, or is totally ineffective in LV.
Most people choose the latter
That's the answer for the normal person. Not a guy who has made tens of millions of dollars and has always stressed a preference to play near his home.