The Phillies just announced the re-signing on JC Romero. I am happy to have him back, but not at the cost of 4 million annually (3 years $12 million)...that's ridiculous cash for a pitcher coming off a season in which he got released and over his career has put ONE and a HALF runners on base per inning (walking almost 5 batters per 9 innings). Romero has been in the league for 9 years now, and in nearly half of those seasons he's posted an era of 5 or higher (7.02 in '00, 6.23 in '01, 5.00 in '03, and 6.70 in '06). Based on logic he's bound to have one decent season with the Phils, one mediocre season, and one shit-o-rific season...in other words not worth the money he's getting. Let's also not forget that his mere 3 months with Philadelphia and 36 innings pitched were his first foray into the NL, which is advantage pitcher the first time through the league (remember Moyer caught everyone off guard with his initial success at the end of the '06 season in his return to the NL, but they got used to him this past season). We needed a lefty in the 'pen, and Romero fits that description, but I am not pleased with the amount of loot thrown his way. Maybe I'll end up being wrong about this and the "JC" will stand for Jesus Christ as he'll be the bullpen savior, or possibly the "JC" will stand for Jeepers Creepers as he ends up with frighteningly ghastly relief stats in the next 3 seasons.