Monday, March 23, 2009

Romero stays status quo


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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?

4 comments:

  1. I wonder if poor defense was a factor in Richmond's nine hits the other day. Wilner said that yesterday, Romero was rescued at least three times by the PMofD, enough to make Cito say, "just another day at the office for Johnny Mac." Richmond, OTOH, had zero starters behind him.

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  2. all aboard the Romero train, dude.

    Um, I'm borderline terrified about the fact that 3 untested lefties just might be slotting into the rotation. Is it just me?

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  3. It would be nice to see Romero work out... 3 lefthanders in the rotation.. are we the Pittsburgh Pirates now?

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  4. That's a lot of lefty leroux's on the team.

    Add that to Ryan, Carlson, Downs, and Tallet and there's a surplus of southpaws.

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