Friday, October 26, 2007
Left handed pitcher J.C. Romero played a big part in getting the Phillies to the postseason, but it seems that he and the Phillies are far apart in contract negotiations. Maybe they will pick up after the playoffs, but the Phillies would rather retain Aaron Rowand before Romero. Romero was 2-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 74 games. He has never had such a year which makes me think he won't be able to pull for too much money, but there will definitely be interest. The Phillies bullpen was a weak point this season and signing Romero and making other upgrades in the bullpen they will be even better in that division. Other teams will be all over Romero after the two week filing period including the White Sox, Braves, Dodgers, Rockies, Reds, and Cubs, among others, to be interested in him.