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Potential Twins Bullpen Target: Sergio Romo, RHP, Marlins

Barring some sort of catastrophic second-half meltdown, the Minnesota Twins are headed for postseason baseball when the calendar flips to October. It’s certainly been a while since the Twins have enjoyed a lengthy postseason run. Prior to the surprise Wild Card berth in 2017, the last time Minnesota made the playoffs was 2010. Why am I reminding you of that? Because it’s a key reason why this team lacks players with significant postseason experience. Today we will talk about a reliever who has plenty of postseason experience and three rings to show for it, Sergio Romo.
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Sergio Romo, 36 years old, RHP
Miami Marlins (NL East, 30-49)
Free Agent Following 2019 Season

2018: 4.14 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 10.02 K/9, 2.67 BB/9 in 67.1 IP
2019: 4.76 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 7.31 K/9, 4.13 BB/9 in 28.1 IP

What’s To Like
If you are keen on evaluating potential trade targets like securities investments then perhaps the phrase “past performance is not indicative of future results” applies to Sergio Romo, but we’ll dive into the concerns later. For now, we’re going to focus on the good things.

Sergio Romo belongs to a very exclusive club - he is one of five active players with three or more World Series rings. Three of the other four were his teammates for those three championships. Romo wasn’t just a bystander for those three title runs either. He was a key contributor in what became known as the “core four” in San Francisco, referring their core four relievers during their dynasty years.

Throughout his career, Romo has tallied 23 ⅓ postseason IP with a 3.09 ERA and 0.900 WHIP. The highlight of his postseason success was striking out Miguel Cabrera to end the 2012 World Series.

Enough living in the past. This is 2019, not 2010-16.

Concerns
Unless you’re totally sold on a 36-year-old reliever who’s a previous All-Star and three-time World Champion then there’s a lot to be concerned about with Sergio Romo.

He simply has not been very good for a few years now and that’s the most diplomatic way I can phrase that. His best days are certainly behind him, which one could reasonably expect from a 36 year old.

This season has not been all that kind to Romo either. His numbers with the Marlins aren’t the type of numbers that jump off the page and get you excited. So far in 2019 his strikeout rate is the lowest of his career and his walk rate is the highest of his career. With a 4.76 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in just under 30 innings, it would be difficult to imagine the Marlins will receive much interest in Romo at the deadline.

If the Twins do call, however, I suppose the one thing we can hang our hat on is that Sergio Romo has more postseason innings pitched than the entire Minnesota Twins pitching staff.

See Also
Shane Greene, RHP, Tigers
Felipe Vázquez, LHP, Pirates
Will Smith, LHP, Giants
Liam Hendriks, RHP, Athletics
Ty Buttrey, RHP, Angels
Ken Giles, RHP, Blue Jays
Sam Dyson, RHP, Giants
Brad Hand, LHP, Indians
Oliver Perez, LHP Cleveland
Robert Stephenson, RHP, Reds
John Gant, RHP, Cardinals
Alex Colome, RHP, White Sox
Seth Lugo, RHP, Mets
Greg Holland, RHP, Diamondbacks
Sean Doolittle, LHP, Nationals
Kirby Yates, RHP, Padres
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11 Comments

Giving up your 176th best prospect could be a huge mistake.

    • Aerodeliria likes this
Be honest with us, Andrew. When they were handing out assignments in this series, and your email said "Sergio Romo," you were like "seriously? He gets Brad Hand, he gets Giles, that guy gets Smith...and you give me Sergio Romo?? Come ON!"
    • ashbury, birdwatcher, diehardtwinsfan and 6 others like this
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notoriousgod71
Jun 28 2019 08:56 PM

This is the one I've been expecting.

 

And Ryan Madson.

 

It certainly won't be a difference maker.

    • Aerodeliria likes this
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Tom Froemming
Jun 28 2019 09:05 PM

Oh sure, everybody gets all wrapped up in guys with postseason and World Series success until you roll out Sergio Romo, huh? I see.

 

You know, there is an option to disable comments on these things ...

 

(I kid, I kid :) )

    • JoshDungan1, twinssporto and Aerodeliria like this

Well, Romo's K/BB ratio is way better than it was last year... and that's about the end of the positives. No thanks!

    • diehardtwinsfan likes this

I'm going to have to pass.I see Brian Duensing is available and also 36 ;)

    • Aerodeliria likes this
Nei, takk
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Aerodeliria
Jun 29 2019 07:13 AM
ぜんぜんだめ。You can guess the meaning.
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twinssporto
Jun 29 2019 12:47 PM

Move along...Nothing to see here.

Twins may want to pick up Casey Sadler from the Rays. He was designated for assignment.

ぜんぜんだめ。You can guess the meaning.

The crack moderation team took no chances and ran Google Translate, just to be safe.

 

 

BTW: 同意する。


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