It was recently reported by Ken Rosenthal that the Marlins are indeed interested in bringing reliever Sergio Romo down to South Beach.
Sergio Romo is among the free-agent relievers the #Marlins are talking with, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 12, 2019
Romo was part of the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2018 season and was fairly effective. He is known for being the first to be transitioned into the new “Opener” position. Which is a new strategy where a reliever starts the game and a starting pitcher will come in afterward and do his part.
In 2018 Romo finished 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA, 25 saves, and 8 holds. Romo is one of the most successful relievers of our generation. He’s won three World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants. During his time with the Giants he has a 32-26 record with a 2.58 ERA, 84 saves, and 187 games finished. He was a very important piece of their World Series runs.
With his experience being on championship teams. Romo would provide veteran wisdom to the young arms in the Marlins’ bullpen should he sign with Miami. He knows what it takes to close out a game, open up a game, or to come in and hold a lead. Important aspects the Marlins’ bullpen has difficulty doing last season.
Romo has a contract offer on the table from the Toronto Blue Jays. He is also being looked at by many other clubs. So it’s not decided where he would end up. However, the Marlins’ are a strong possibility for the 35 year-old reliever which was also reported by Jon Heyman.
Heyman also reported that Romo isn’t the only veteran reliever the Marlins are eyeing. Although at the moment they seem more probable to land the three-time World Series champion. If he lands in South Florida, you can count on Romo passing on his wisdom to the younger arms of Miami’s bullpen.
Sergio Romo is a strong possibility for Marlins. They’ve been looking at other veteran relievers as well but seem focused on Romo @Ken_Rosenthal 1st mentioned possibility
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 12, 2019
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