Sergio Romo
RP LAD
2 weeks ago

Romo's deal with the Dodgers was made official Wednesday, but manager Dave Roberts wouldn't commit to him being his primary setup man, SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

The initial thought when Romo signed was that he would serve as the late-inning bridge to Kenley Jansen. Roberts dispelled that notion when he said Romo would pitch in the eighth at times, and at others he wouldn't. If last year's postseason run taught us anything, it was that the Dodgers' manager does not subscribe to old school roles that are set in stone for how he manages his pitchers. Roberts noted Romo's excellence against right-handed batters, so we should expect him to enter games against the righty-heavy portions of the opposition's lineups. Even without an eighth-inning role set in stone, he should still have plenty of opportunities to gather holds this season for a Dodgers club that is projected to win 90-plus games.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
3 weeks ago

Romo agreed to a deal with the Dodgers on Monday pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Romo missed time with a forearm injury last season but pitched well in his limited opportunities. He posted a 2.64 ERA with a 9.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 across 30.2 innings with the Giants last year. He should serve as the setup man for closer Kenley Janson.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
3 weeks ago

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Romo appears likely to sign with the Dodgers but it's not a done deal.

EDGE Analysis

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported that Romo and the Dodgers had come to an agreement. However, Heyman suggests a mystery team recently upped its bid for Romo's services and nothing's set in stone at the moment. Romo missed time with a forearm injury last season but fared well when on the mound, posting a 2.64 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 9.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
3 weeks ago

Romo agreed to a contract with the Dodgers on Friday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Romo turned in another sub-3.00 ERA season with the Giants in 2016, his sixth in seven years, relying primarily on his trademark slider to strike batters out at a 28.2 percent clip. He won't be a real threat to a healthy Kenley Jansen for the closer role, but Romo will solidify the bridge the ninth inning and could step in if Jansen were to get hurt.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
5 months ago

Romo tossed a perfect inning on his way to his fourth save of the season in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Romo converted his fourth save in as many opportunities since becoming the Giants' closer Sept. 20. He hadn't recorded a save since Sept. 24, but that is because the team hadn't presented him with a save opportunity since then. Romo is the undisputed closer in San Francisco and would get first crack at a save chance should one arise in Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
5 months ago

Romo picked up his third save in the past week, tossing a scoreless inning in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants' one-run lead was already blown prior to the ninth inning, but Romo still saw a save opportunity after Denard Span blasted a two-run homer in the top of 10th. Despite the full inning of work shown in box score, manager Bruce Bochy actually started the 10th frame with Will Smith to face the left-handed Travis Jankowski. After Smith failed to get him out, Romo was brought in an sent the Padres packing by sandwiching a single in between a strikeout and a double play. Bochy's handling of the inning indicates he still will play handedness matchups where possible, but after converting all three save chances this week, Romo is the clear-cut top option to see the majority of save opportunities in the final week of the season.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
5 months ago

Romo earned his third save of the season Thursday versus the Padres, working around a hit with one strikeout in a scoreless inning of work.

EDGE Analysis

Romo got the call for the second straight save scenario, as incumbent closer Santiago has been battered for six runs over his last eight appearances. With the Giants scrapping for playoff positioning, it appears that manager Bruce Bochy has lost his patience with Casilla and will turn to Romo for saves over the season's final week.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
5 months ago

Romo struck out two in a scoreless inning for his first save Tuesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

With the Giants moving to a closer-by-committee, there was the expectation Romo would get some save chances. Romo converted his first opportunity since Santiago Casilla was demoted with ease. Hunter Strickland has also seen save opportunities, but given Romo's experience, it figures he'll be in line for a few more chances in the season's final days.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
6 months ago

Romo was used in his usual eighth-inning role Sunday despite there being a likely save opportunity coming in the ninth. He gave up a run before retiring his only batter in a 5-3 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy said he would use a committee to close out games after relieving the struggling Santiago Casilla from the closer role. Romo was considered to be a favorite to get the first crack at a save opportunity given his past success as the team's closer. That was not the case Sunday as Bochy opted to keep Romo in the eighth and used Hunter Strickland to finish the final four outs of the game. Things could change over the final few weeks of the season, but it appears that Strickland has moved ahead of Romo in the right-handed reliever pecking order, making the former the more desirable add for those who need saves.

Sergio Romo
RP LAD
6 months ago

Romo is a strong candidate to see save opportunities with Santiago Casilla officially removed as the Giants' closer.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy remained mum Saturday when asked about his plans for the ninth inning, sticking with his original statement about using a true committee to close out games for the foreseeable future. While that may be in the best interests of the Giants, it doesn't help those in the fantasy realm who are seeking saves at a crucial point of the season. With several potential options in the mix, the best strategy may be to go with the veteran pitcher who has already had success closing out games. Romo is that option for the Giants with 75 converted saves from 2012-2014. While he isn't as dominant as he was back then, his results this season (2.63 ERA and 9.38 K/9) are deserving of an opportunity to reclaim his role. That being said, nothing is concrete right now and we are forced to speculate until we see a string of save opportunities or an official announcement is made.