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...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero outrighted to Triple-A for second time this year

The Blue Jays announced yesterday that left-hander Ricky Romero was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. This is the second time this year that he has passed through waivers unclaimed. Of course that shouldn’t be a big surprise at this point but it’s just the latest indication of how far Romero has fallen since he posted a 2.92 ERA during his age-26 season in 2011. The southpaw struggled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays send Nickeas, Romero to Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays sent catcher Mike Nickeas and left-hander Ricky Romero outright to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Both players were called up in early September for the last few weeks of the regular season. Romero went 0-2 with an 11.05 ERA in four appearances with the Blue Jays. He was 5-8 with a 5.78 ERA in 22 appearances for Buffalo. Nickeas appeared in one game with Toronto...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays mishandled Ricky Romero

Blue Jays lefthander Ricky Romero is a sensitive man and is not afraid to share his feelings. It’s a “this century” thing. Recall in the spring of 2011 when he was named as the Jays’ opening day starter following the departure in consecutive off-seasons of Roy Halladay and then Shaun Marcum Romero revealed his history of fighting through the adversity of having GM J.P. Ricciardi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 2013  |  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

Bisons Scrap out Split in Monday Night Doubleheader

Bisons Pitcher Ricky Romero battled back from a shaky first inning to pitch a seven-inning complete game in the Bisons game one loss (photo courtesy of milb.com) BUFFALO, NY - In the middle of a playoff battle, the last thing the Bisons can afford are mental errors. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, which was the final inning of the first game of the doubleheader, Moises...
Via Queen City Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero, Bisons drub Clippers 5-1

COLUMBUS- A four-run outburst in the top of the second inning by the Buffalo lead to the Columbus Clippers' demise as the fell 5-1 to the Bisons Thursday. Southpaw Ricky Romero notched a solid outing for Buffalo, holding the Clippers to one run on five hits in six innings. He also managed to strike out seven batters en route to his third win of the season. Romero surrendered...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero Dominant In Bisons Victory

Ricky Romero had one of his best outings of the season, lasting eight innings, allowing only one run on four hits as the southpaw guided the Bisons to a dominant 7-1 victory over Scranton Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field. Buffalo’s lineup struggled on the day but managed to convert when it mattered the most. Despite mustering only four hits on the afternoon, the...
Via Queen City Sports
July 14, 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...
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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...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero Tracker: Quality Start Leads to ND

Romero threw seven innings of five hit ball while giving up just 1 un-earned run in his best start as a Bison (photo The Buffalo News) Buffalo, NY - Ricky Romero didn’t have his best stuff, but he did have his best outing yet as a member of the Buffalo Bisons throwing seven strong innings while being very effective in the process. Romero threw just 89 pitches in seven innings...
Via Queen City Sports
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

Romero Returning To The Basics

Despite displaying a 10.22 ERA with the Bisons, Romero has improved his last few starts. (James P. McCoy/The Buffalo News) To say that Ricky Romero has struggled over the past year and a half would be an understatement. One of the top pitchers in the American League in 2011, Romero has fallen from the graces of the elite to the depths of the International League. Since his struggles...
Via Queen City Sports
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bisons Split Doubleheader Against Lehigh Valley

GAME 1 – 5:30 pm Buffalo, NY - It looked like a turning point for Ricky Romero.  He had retired ten batters in a row and looked like he was going to go the distance in the seven inning shortened game.  And then the sixth inning happened. Despite a rocky 6th inning, Romero showed signs of old form (photo Buffalo News) Romero allowed five runners to reach base, gave up four hits...
Via Queen City Sports
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard, Ricky Romero, and BAD Contracts.

Picture by Richard Wilkins Jr. I hate getting in on the Ryan Howard contract-bashing of many other fans, because, well, it's stupid. Lots of it began almost instantly in 2010, and frankly has kind of proven right by luck. The argument, as I remember it at the time was that...
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June 01, 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

Ricky Romero and Dustin McGowan Get Roughed Up In Buffalo

Major League experience didn’t amount to much in the Buffalo Bisons contest against the Charlotte Knights at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday evening. Bisons faithful were treated to seeing both Ricky Romero and Dustin McGowan climb the hill in the same game, however both starters were roughed up in their quest to return north of the border. The much maligned Ricky Romero took to the bump...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero Improves But Backtracks Late

For five innings Wednesday night, Ricky Romero appeared to return to his old self. The southpaw blazed through the Charlotte Knights lineup, allowing only one run on four hits through five innings. But then came the sixth… Just as in his prior two starts with the Bisons, Romero lost complete control of the strike zone, walking four consecutive batters to start the sixth before...
Via Queen City Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero Struggles Once Again But Bisons Hold On

It doesn’t seem to matter where Ricky Romero is pitching recently, the southpaw just can’t get the job done. Romero struggled once again on Thursday afternoon in his second start with Buffalo in 2013. The former All-Star went only 3.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and six walks. Romero has had no control of the strike zone since joining the Herd and saw...
Via Queen City Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero walks six in latest minor league misfire

credit: getty images Ricky Romero is getting closer, to a demotion back to High-A ball. Romero failed to win the fifth spot in the Blue Jays rotation this spring just two years after being a 15-game winner. Romero lasted only 3 2/3 innings in a start for Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. In the outing he walked six and allowed four hits before being removed from the game. Last week Romero...
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May 16, 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

Ricky Romero To Make Bisons Debut Tonight

Romero will be looking to return to form while in Buffalo. After being optioned to Buffalo on Thursday, starting pitcher Ricky Romero makes his Bisons debut later tonight at 6:05 when the Herd takes on the Louisville Bats. Buffalo opened the four-game series with a 7-5 win last night in Louisville. Romero will be looking to gain some confidence in the minors after struggling in two...
Via Queen City Sports
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Romero Joining Bisons Could Benefit Both

Ricky Romero has struggled since 2012 when he went 9-14 with a 5.77 ERA. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) On Thursday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero down to Triple-A Buffalo in a move that wasn’t surprising to anyone. A day after allowing three earned runs in only 1/3rd of an inning against Tampa Bay, it was clear that Romero clearly isn’t pitching...
Via Queen City Sports
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero Optioned To Bisons

Ricky Romero comes to Buffalo after struggling in two starts with the Blue Jays in 2013. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press) The Toronto Blue Jays announced Thursday morning that pitcher Ricky Romero has been optioned to the Buffalo Bisons. Romero made two starts for the Blue Jays this season, going 0-2 with a 12.46 ERA. The southpaw has struggled the last two years after a solid start to...
Via Queen City Sports
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Ricky Romero Optioned To Triple A Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned starting pitcher Ricky Romero to their triple A affiliate Buffalo Bisons, after the shortest start of his career. In his second start of the season, Romero was unable to make it out of the 1st inning against the Tampa Bay Rays only retiring on Rays batter. Romero surrendered 3 runs and had the bases juiced when Jays manager John Gibbons gave Romero...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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