Yankees Interested In J.C. Romero

The Yankees are interested in left-hander J.C. Romero, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The longtime Phillie has also drawn interest from the Tigers, though they don't necessarily need to add a left-handed reliever.

Romero, 34, kept his ERA under 4.00 for a fourth consecutive season in 2010, pitching to a 3.68 mark in 36 2/3 innings. He gets lots of groundballs and is effective against left-handed hitters, but his free agent value will likely be limited. Romero struggles against right-handed hitters, he walked more batters (29) than he struck out (28) in 2010 and he dealt with elbow and back soreness.

The Yankees are also interested in Pedro Feliciano and, potentially, Scott Downs. Teams will not have to surrender 2011 draft choices to sign Feliciano or Romero, but Downs may cost a pick.


15 Responses to Yankees Interested In J.C. Romero Leave a Reply

  1. WiiCat 5 years ago

    Someone wants JC Romero? Pull the trigger on that! For anything! Addition by subtraction.

  2. That’s another Phillies bullpen arm disaster for the Yankees waiting to happen.
    -wtk

  3. PED’s PED’s PED’s

  4. theroundsquare 5 years ago

    Dear Yankees: Please sign this guy so the Tigers won’t. Thanks.

    • MB923 5 years ago

      Well he had a 3.68 ERA which is decent. Tigers relief pitching last year had a 3.96 ERA. Must be a few guys in there he’s better than.

      Of course ERA isn’t the only stat you look at, but I’m sure not everyone in the Tigers bpen is perfect.

    • MB923 5 years ago

      Well he had a 3.68 ERA which is decent. Tigers relief pitching last year had a 3.96 ERA. Must be a few guys in there he’s better than.

      Of course ERA isn’t the only stat you look at, but I’m sure not everyone in the Tigers bpen is perfect.

  5. AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years ago

    It’s called ‘Interest’ people. There were teams interested in Washburn and Dye, yet they ended up unsigned. The same could happen to Romero. In fact, if a GM hasn’t at least covered a guy like Romero as an option they wouldn’t be doing their job.

  6. I like Romero. He is a bit wild and can walk hitters but when he is on he is unhittable. Its funny that a Yankees fan of all people would call JC a roider.

  7. LifeLongYankeeFan 5 years ago

    Just go after freaking Downs. Unless they’re giving up a good ss or 3b prospect then go hard after him.

  8. theyankeefanatic 5 years ago

    i really hope they don’t Remero…that along with the Jeter offer might give me nightmares…next thing you know they’ll give Arod a ten year extention at 500 million…

  9. The Tigers most definitely DO need to add a lefty reliever, but they don’t need JC Romero, his negative K/BB ratio and his 1.61 WHIP. Brad Thomas is mediocre and Dan Schlereth was struggling in AAA ball with a 1.50 WHIP, unable to show any consistency, before he was called up and had half a dozen good outings. The Tigers are right where they were when the season finished- short one starting pitcher and one set up man.

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