The Los Angeles Dodgers have been hunting for some bullpen help.
Jon Heyman notes the deal is "likely," but that another team remains in the bidding:
Romo twist: Dodgers appear likely, but 2nd team is still bidding. Sergio headed to Caribbean series so answer may wait— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 4, 2017
Romo, 34 in March, has extensive late-inning experience. In addition to serving as a setup man, he also notched 84 saves during his parts of nine years in San Francisco -- including four last year. In all, he departs the Giants having appeared in more than 500 games, all the while posting a 147 ERA+ and 5.60 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Sergio Romo is younger than you think -- he won't turn 34 until March. That birthday will come a half-year after he threw fewer than 50 innings in a season for the first time since 2011 (due to a strained flexor). Romo has always been a slider-first pitcher, but last season he took it to a new extreme, throwing the pitch more than 60 percent of the time. Some people think roses are fickle, manipulative flowers; others think they're beautiful. The same is true with right-handed specialists. If you have room in your heart for them, you'll want Romo in your bullpen; if you don't, you won't. Either way, he's going to spam sliders.