Is it just me or does the name Ricky Romero sound like it belongs to one of the long-forgotten members of Menudo? Regardless, we could be hearing a lot more of that name after Romero's decent outing against the Cincinnati Reds earlier today. It wasn't exactly Halladay-esque, but Ricky didn't exactly ruin his chances at a rotation spot either.
With just 2 weeks to go before Opening Day, it's good to see that things are finally starting to take shape. Bastian says that apparently the team is having a meeting tonight to discuss solidifying the final starting rotation. At this point, it's pretty much a given that one of the young rookies will take one of the spots on the starting rotation. With Cito Gaston's affliction for the Jays young arms, I wouldn't be surprised to see both Brad Mills and Ricky Romero make it.
If that were to happen, that would make a 5-man starting rotation of 3 southpaws and 2 righties. So when was the last time the Blue Jays had 3 left-handed starting pitchers on Opening Day? You have to travel back to 1990 when it was Jimmy Key, John Cerutti, and David Wells. Those guys are all a tough act to follow, but it all has to start somewhere right?