Ricky Romero facing uphill battle for Blue Jays rotation spot

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? The...
Via Tireball.com
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays purchase contract of Ricky Romero

The Toronto Blue Jays have added Ricky Romero to their roster. Romero, 28, failed to win a rotation spot with the Blue Jays out of spring training and s- ave for two awful outings in May – spent the year in the minors. The left handed Romero will be used as a long reliever for now but the Blue Jays may opt to give him a few starts to close out the season. Expectations will be low...
Via Tireball.com
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays not ready to recall Ricky Romero

Despite the recent success of Ricky Romero at Triple-A the Blue Jays are not looking to recall the one-time all-star. After a rough start at Buffalo, Romero owns a 3.45 ERA over his last five starts. Lost in those stats are the 14 walks that the left hander has given up in those 28 innings of work. While control has never been one of Romero’s strengths but considering he baseball...
Via Tireball.com
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero putting together quality outings in Triple-A

Ricky Romero is rebounding from a few down weeks at Triple-A. After a dismal 2012 season the 28-year-old left hander failed to win a spot in the Blue Jays rotation this spring. He was subsequently optioned to the minors, save for two poor outings at the beginning of May. On Wednesday night Romero pitched seven innings allowing just one unearned run on five hits and three walks. Romero...
Via Tireball.com
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero solid in victory over Pawtucket

Ricky Romero is certainly facing an uphill battle. The former All-Star is biding his time in Triple A Buffalo trying to prove to everyone he still has what it takes. On Friday, he sure made everyone took notice. Friday night was the second game of the new and improved Ricky Romero. In a recent article by John Lott of the National Post, Romero said he was "ditching" his...
Via The GM's Perspective
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero hits rock bottom in Buffalo

The former "Ace" of the Toronto Blue Jays is struggling beyond what anyone could imagine. On Monday-Ricky Romero's fourth Triple A start-against the Durham Bulls, he went 2/3 of an inning surrendering eight runs on five hits. He walked three and didn't strikeout a batter. Overall, Romero has a 13.85 ERA in Buffalo. He has given up 20 earned runs in 13 innings...
Via The GM's Perspective
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero’s Bisons Debut A Regrettable One

Romero didn’t look like a pitcher that deserved to be in the big leagues Saturday, allowing 6 runs in 3.2 innings in his Bisons debut. After getting sent down to Buffalo on Thursday, Blue Jays officials had to believe spending some time in Triple-A would help Ricky Romero gain his confidence back. But if Romero’s Bisons debut is a sign of things to come, Toronto’s management...
Via Queen City Sports
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Justin Upton mentioned in trade talks

Before I get to Friday’s game, I got a trade rumor involving the Toronto Blue Jays. I was listening to a Toronto radio station on Wednesday night and the announcer mentioned that Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks was on the Jays radar screen.  Now I don’t know how Upton would fit into the Blue Jays lineup.  They already have three pretty good outfielders and they...
Via isportsweb.com
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero blows the biggest gum bubble you will ever see (Picture)

Meet Ricky Romero, professional gum chewer. Over the past two seasons, Romero has emerged into one of the best left-handed starters in the game. As we can see from the photo above, he has also spent a lot of time working on his Dubble Bubble skills. I’m sure there have been bigger bubbles blown, but that is by far the best in-tact bubble I have ever seen. The accompanying tweet...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

How good is Ricky Romero?

How good was the first round of the 2005 draft? Upton went first to the Diamondbacks. Gordon went to the Royals with the second pick. Jeff Clement was chosen by the Mariners. Okay, that one did not work out. Zimmerman went to the Nationals. Braun went to the Brewers. Ricky Romero went to the Blue Jays and Tulowitzki went to the Rockies. Not a bad top six, eh? Later picks in the round...
Via The Flagrant Fan
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

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