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The Blue Jays option Ricky Romero

May 9, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

Ricky Romero: human yo-yo:


He was clearly lost last year, yet the Jays didn’t send him down. He was lost this spring, so they sent him. Down. Then they called him back up after less than a month, and now he’s back to the minors.

He allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks in a third of an inning last night. I guess a couple of good outings in the Florida State League weren’t quite enough to get him back to facing major league hitting.

  1. Old Gator - May 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Pith him and distribute his organs on the Canadian black market.

    • Old Gator - May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Oh, don’t be so upset, you thumbs-downers. He’s not a Muslim. If it comes down to it, you can bury him anywhere.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Couldn’t send him down to the minors last season. If you remember, the Jays lost 3 starting pitchers due to injuries during the same week.

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 9, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      I kinda of mixed emotions on this one, on one hand im going to miss Ricky and Gonzalez badly, it was a real pleasure for me to watch them but on the other hand i am as thrilled as a pig in mud to see that Ramon “Homerun” Ortiz is still in baseball and is with the bluejays!! I thought this guy was gone years ago!! Oh baby!!! And i been checking out this Mickey Storey and from looking at his numbers i have high hopes for this guy, i think he can be the next Ramon “homerun” Ortiz if he tries hard enough and gets a chance!! YESSSSSSSSSS

  3. jaysfan64 - May 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    One good outing, Craig… one….
    Jays had no other choice here…even if it’s a rotating cast of stiffs taking turns…they screwed this one up badly, and did a disservice to the 24 other guys on the roster, the fan base, and Ricky himself…
    Hayhurst the idiot says he’s ruined – don’t know if I’d go that far but he’s been set back for sure…

  4. proudlycanadian - May 9, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    The guy they would have liked to have called up is Chad Jenkins; however Jenkins was injured in the spring and has only made one start in Double A.

  5. cur68 - May 9, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Poor kid. There is but one thing to do: go to AAA and work like hell on the control. Gotta keep those pitches down, throw the curve for strikes, and bring the strike out rate up. Force them to change their minds and, if they don’t, then look so good that someone trades for you and then KILL ’em every time you face ’em.

    Good Luck, Ricky.

  6. jaysfan64 - May 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Cur might be onto something here…I think he’s owed $23.1 mil guaranteed thru 2015 with team options for 16 and 17 a la Lind and Hill…they’d have to eat some of that for sure…problem with Ricky now is trust…it’ll take a long time (if ever) to earn Gibbons’ trust where he’ll leave Ricky out there to get out of a jam, and trust in the club on Ricky’s part (which has to be low right now)…sigh…what a mess…any such deal wouldn’t happen til offseason though, if at all…but a change of scenery might end up being best for all…what a shame…

  7. Francisco (FC) - May 9, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Blue Jays Starting Rotation, where Starters become undead versions of themselves.

    • badintent - May 10, 2013 at 3:10 AM

      The Abyss. Or The Graveyard. Or the Matrix. or the Padres. Take your pick

  8. joeraytorrey - May 9, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    O’s should go after him while his value is so low!!! The guy can pitch when he gets it all together!!! A couple low level prospects and some cash!!!

    • nbjays - May 9, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      Better make that “if he gets it all together”. This is much more mental than mechanics right now and Ricky’s noggin is awash with gremlins and doubts.

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