Ok, I understand that slide transition may have been a little confusing. Was I talking about Sergio Romo or Bryan Holaday?
Sergio Romo has come out of the bullpen to author a team-best 16 saves for the Miami Marlins. Never short on emotion, the fiery Romo could be a perfect fit for a contender looking for a leader and a solid bullpen arm. Remember, the Tampa Bay Rays also used him as an “Opener” five times in 2018, increasing Romo’s versatility.
This year, Romo is 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA, a 1.277 WHIP, and 27 K’s in 33 2/3 innings. The 5’11” right hander has scratched out a 12-season major league career, earning a spot on the all-star team in 2013 while playing with the San Francisco Giants.
Anything but a “calming” influence, Romo could be just the combustion that a team on the edge of the playoffs could need to make a deep run. The return for Romo, I expect, would be somewhere on the level that we received last season in return for Brad Ziegler. Remember, he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for hard-throwing reliever Tommy Eveld.
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