Thursday, February 07, 2013

Giants avoid Romo arbitration

I think that last moment of baseball in 2012 -- called strike three from Sergio Romo to Buster Posey as Miguel Cabrera looks on in disbelief that the Tigers have been swept -- pretty much sealed this deal.

The Giants web site has a replay via this story about Romo's deal. When the clouds gather and the vexations mount, I plan to look at it.   

Had Sandoval not hit his homers in the Series, a strong case could have been made for Romo being the MVP of the Series. Here's part of the story -- 

Romo, who turns 30 on March 4, has helped San Francisco's staff join the ranks of the elite. He's 20-9 with a 2.20 ERA in 276 games over five seasons. In that stretch, Romo has struck out 277 and walked just 48 in 233 1/3 innings.
Thrust into the closer's role last year after Brian Wilson sustained an elbow injury and Santiago Casilla was demoted, Romo converted 14 saves in 15 opportunities while finishing 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA in 69 regular-season appearances.
Romo was even more effective in the postseason, allowing one earned run in 10 2/3 innings spanning 10 outings. He totaled four saves, including three in San Francisco's four-game sweep of Detroit in the World Series. Those three saves matched Romo's regular-season career total entering 2012.

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