Monday, October 13, 2014

Romo To Red Sox Rumors Running Rampant

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If the Red Sox decide to let Koji Uehara walk this off-season, there will be a limited number of internal and external options to fill the critical ninth-inning role. Edward 'Turn And Face The' Mujica is probably not the answer and neither is Junichi Tazawa. One rumored outside option is San Francisco's displaced closer Sergio Romo (who last night gave up the game-winning HR in the 9th to Cardinal Kolten Wong). Romo lost his closer's role this year (not unlike Koji) and is unlikely to be offered a $15 million qualifying offer by the Giants. While Romo (31) is younger than Koji (39), it's unclear whether Romo can regain his 38-save form from 2013.