Monday, December 27, 2010

2 JC's in 1 Weekend

While all over the world one JC's (Jesus Christ) birth was being celebrated on Saturday, another JC's (Juan Carlos) return was a belated Christmas present a day after to Phillies fans. Yep, JC Romero remains a Phillie, and technically he never left. The Phils bought out his $4.5M option, but he's coming back for the 2011 campaign on pay cut (like Derek Jeter, but to a lesser extent). He's wild and injury prone, but the southpaw is still quality against lefties (.174/.278/.251 over the past 3 seasons). Since joining the Phils in 2007 Romero has gone 6-6, with a 2.60 ERA, and 1.37 WHIP in 213 game over 148.2 IP. He joins a bullpen that already includes Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, Jose Contreras, Danys Baez, and likely David Herndon and Antonio Bastardo.