Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sergio Romo May Have Turned Down Yankees Offer

First and foremost I want to start out by saying that this is pure speculation on my part. I have no sort of inside information, this hasn’t been reported on anywhere etc. but I was reading some quotes from an article on USA Today about the San Francisco Giants offseason to date and a few key notes caught my eye. The first quote from the article SEEN HERE quoted Romo as saying “Man, do you realize how lucky and blessed you really are?” Okay, I took that as a guy saying all the right things after signing a two year deal worth $15 million but the next quote really stuck in my mind.

The exact quote was “you have to go to a place where you’re happy and you’re excited to go to work every day.” Now taken out of context this quote seems rather politically correct and a non-issue but if you read the article this was his response to a question about why he returned to San Francisco and reportedly turned down opportunities to be a closer elsewhere. Rather than be a closer in a place like New York, who was reportedly interested in Romo and who presumably need a closer, Romo chose to fall into line with Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez.

I’m not sure the Yankees made the offer to be the everyday defined closer or not but it sure would make sense if they did. These are the stories that the Brian Cashman haters, and granted I am borderline and on the fence about himself and far from a Cashman apologist, will never hear about. All they will hear is what they want to hear, that Cashman did nothing to improve the team and we’re doomed. The sky is falling, or maybe it’s not. 

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