Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Breaking: Romero's Humility
It's happened. Ricky Romero has been optioned. Sent down. Minorized.
The shocker of it all? He's gone to A-ball. Not Buffalo. Not Lansing. A-ball. That's two A's fewer than what I was expecting.
Granted, the A-ball affiliate is in Dunedin, which is where the MLB camp happens to be. Probably just a trip down the road, if not next door.
JA Happ has apparently been told that he'll be the #5 starter to begin the year, as if it could be anybody else. If the Josh Thole demotion wasn't enough, the Romero demotion completely crushes my roster-bracket.
Naturally, we're all going to look back and say "Well, Roy Halladay went all the way back to A-ball, and he became the best pitcher of our generation." I'll not be saying such a thing. I'll instead be reflecting on just how shitty this is for a seemingly great guy like Romero.
For his part, Romero pitched today and went 4.1 innings, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs.