The JC Romero run is likely over. The Phils declined the club option on Romero that would have paid him 4.5 million dollars and instead bought him out. I say that his days are likely over as Phillie because some other team is likely to give him a big payday. Those of us that saw JC this past season probably don't want him back as he clearly has lost his control and is a LOOGY at best.
However, anyone that follows the Phils, has great memories of him. The Phils signed him in 2007 after the he was released by the Red Sox and immediately became the set up man for a severly undermanned bullpen. That was the year that Tom Gordon missed the entire year and Brett Myers was converted to closer. We had such studs as Jose Mesa and J.D. Durbin. Romero had great numbers for us the rest of the year. He had an ERA of 1.24 and 1.10 WHIP and would finish with 22 holds. However, while still capable in 2008 and 2009, his ERA and WHIP would climb each of those years until finally hitting 3.68 and 1.61 this year. 1.61 doesn't do it for anyone, especially a relief pitcher. He had 29 walks in just 38 innings. While we'll miss the old JC with his clutch pitching and emphatic fist pumps after major outs, he's close to the end of the right, if not already there.
JC's gets the last out of Game 4 of the 2008 World Series: