Ricky Romero and Chris Colabello are two athletes at the opposite end of the spectrum.
Romero, a former Ace and once a potential CY Young candidate, was given his walking papers by the Toronto Blue Jays with $7.5 million remaining on the last year of his contract. His release also ignited a $600,000 buyout of a club option for next year.
Colabello, a superb independent league...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Left-hander Ricky Romero, a 15-game winner for Toronto in 2011 who hasn't pitched in the majors for two years, has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
General manager Bobby Evans says the 30-year-old Romero will begin at extended spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona. Romero last pitched for the Blue Jays in 2013, when he made four appearances...
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May 11, 2015
The Giants are giving a chance to a former All-Star pitcher in the hopes that they’ll have another Ryan Vogelsong-type success story on their hands. On Monday, the Giants reportedly signed left-handed starter and former Toronto Blue Jay All-Star Ricky Romero to a minor league deal. Romero, who has won 15 big league games, last pitched in the majors for the Blue Jays in 2013. Since...
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What year is it? Okay, Ricky Romero hasn’t been out of baseball that long (actually he was under contract with Toronto up until last month), but it certainly seems like an eternity since his name was of any relevance.
A former first round pick in 2005, Romero was the most dominant pitcher on the Blue Jays staff back in 2011, posting a 2.92 ERA across...
It appears that former Toronto Blue Jay starter Ricky Romero has found himself a new team, and it’s on the other side of the country. According to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, Romero is nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants:
Hearing FA LHP Ricky Romero about to sign with the San Francisco Giants #Jays #SFGiants
— bob elliott (@elliottbaseball) May 11, 2015
The Toronto Blue Jays have released LHP Ricky Romero, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
#BlueJays release Ricky Romero.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 25, 2015
AA says he hasn’t progressed to the point where he feels he could make it back this yr and he’s in final yr of deal. Romero took it well
— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) April 25, 2015
AA says Romero was grateful...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have released left-hander Ricky Romero, a former All-Star who has been slowed by knee injuries for several seasons.
The Blue Jays made the move Saturday.
The 30-year-old Romero was in the final season of a five-year contract. He had been working out at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin.
''We made the determination we...
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April 25, 2015
Heading into the 2012 season, the sky appeared to be the limit for Blue Jays lefthander Ricky Romero .
Romero posted a 15-11 record in 2011, with a 2.92 ERA,and was named to the American League All Star team. His Wins had increased every year since his debut in 2009, and his ERA, WHIP, and BABIP had all decreased over that time, and the year before, the Jays had rewarded...
The chances of Ricky Romero breaking Spring Training with the Toronto Blue Jays are not very good according to MLB.com writer Gregor Chisholm.
Chisholm points to the lack of conversation by general manager Alex Anthopoulos as his reasoning saying that Romero is rarely mentioned as a candidate for a rotation spot.
So who is being considered for the fifth spot in the rotation?