Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Sergio Romo
I’m a bit sad the Bums signed Sergio Romo. It’s hard to see a player you like sign with a team you don’t.
That said, it’s obviously a good move for the Dodgers. They got Romo at a relative bargain ($3M for one season), because if he’s healthy in 2017, and the Dodgers use him as a right-handed short man and keep his innings pitched below 60, I have little doubt but that they’ll get more than their money’s worth from Romo.
At this price, it’s a little surprising the SF Giants made no effort to re-sign him. Maybe they know more about Romo’s health than anyone else does.
Romo reportedly signed with the Dodgers for less money than the Tampa Rays offered. However, he’s already made his money playing for the Giants, he’s much more likely to be in a pennant race playing in L.A., and he wanted to stay in California where he’s from. As a Mexican American player from Southern California, one would expect him to be a very popular Dodger, at least so long as he pitches reasonably well.
I won’t be rooting against Sergio as a Dodger, except when he’s pitching against the Giants.