So Long J.C.

17 Jun

J.C. Romero was pretty instrumental in the success of the Phillies success in 2007, and in the World Series title in 2008. Since then it has been pretty much a downward spiral filled with walks, hit batters, and PED allegations.

On Thursday the Phillies cut their losses after almost four years with the left hander and designated him for assignment.

Statistically Romero ranks in the bottom 10% of all relief pitchers. , but there are some teams that have already shown some interest in Romero.

The Cardinals, who had looked at Romero over the winter might just be a potential suitor for his services. St. Louis has two lefties in the bullpen at the moment: Trever Miller and Brian Tallet. Miller has done the job (2.92 ERA in 12 1/3 innings), but Tallet’s 7.15 ERA in 11 1/3 innings is not cutting it.

J.C. is a great guy. Really charitable, and fun to have in the clubhouse, but Antonio Bastardo has been brilliant this season and has outplayed Romero in every way possible.

Thanks for the memories J.C. Good luck.

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One Response to “So Long J.C.”

  1. mlblogsbarbward June 17, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    I was somewhat glad to hear that the Phis released Romero but then started to remember his past contributions and reading about what a great guy that he is. We forget sometime that our players are people too with families. I feel bad for him but business is business. I hope he finds a great new home and am grateful for all that he contributed to the Phillies. I wish him well.

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