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    Ricky Romero

    What the hell happened to this guy? Sent to High-A ball and he's due more than $20MM over the next three years. He just told a reporter "I don't belong here. This isn't for me."

    I'd take a flyer on the guy if the Jays would pick up 80-90% of his salary. If Chapman's not going to start, Reds could use a potential lefty for the rotation if he ever puts it back together.

    At one point, a lot of people on this board were advocating trading Votto for him. (I'm serious)
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    Re: Ricky Romero

    Honestly have to wonder if he isn't hurt and just doesn't realize it yet. Last year his walk rate ballooned. So far this spring, it has been terrible.

    Or maybe they are just trying to pull another Roy Halladay out of the hat.

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    Re: Ricky Romero

    Reminds me of the career of the D-Train without the highest of highs. One day a dominant young lefty poised to be a force for years to come and the next batting practice.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Ricky Romero

    His walk rate ballooned to over 5 per 9IP while his K/9 dropped for the 3rd year in a row. His velocity stayed about the same (-.9 on the FB but slight increase on other pitches). His wFB was -23.8. I don't think ayone can pitch in the majors if their FB gets punished to that level.

    Its like Scott Kazmir, but without the velocity drop.
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."


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