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Romero discusses demotion: 'I don't belong here'

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08:13 AM ET 03.29 | Ricky Romero could have taken his sweet time to report to the minors after Toronto optioned him to Class A Dunedin earlier this week, but he instead moved more quickly. [Romero] showed up the very next day, ready to start working, determined to turn things around. "I mean, I don't belong here to be honest with you. This is not for me," Romero said Thursday. ... "(Thursday) I woke up and I was like, 'You know what, no one's going to feel sorry me,' I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. I've got to go out there and work, work, work, because I'm not planning on being here for two weeks, three weeks. I want to get this done quick, and I'm going to spend all the time that I can to get up to Toronto."

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March 29, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Now THAT is the right attitude. Not bemoaning it saying he didn't deserve it - but the attitude of - I need to get back to where I think I belong and I gotta work hard NOW to do it...... I like that.

March 29, 2013  09:15 AM ET

His ERA almost jumped 3 runs in just one season.

March 29, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Somewhere along the way he lost the strikezone...one year after being a Cy Young candidate.
Hopefully, this is just a case of getting his mojo back - otherwise, Rickey's gonna have some 'splaining to do.

March 29, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Being in Buffalo should be all the motivation he needs to get things turned around.

March 29, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Being in Buffalo should be all the motivation he needs to get things turned around.

But he's not in Buffalo. He's in Dunedin, Florida... which is a nice little community on the Gulf coast.

March 29, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But he's not in Buffalo. He's in Dunedin, Florida... which is a nice little community on the Gulf coast.

Very nice indeed. I spend a lot of time there.

March 29, 2013  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Somewhere along the way he lost the strikezone...one year after being a Cy Young candidate.Hopefully, this is just a case of getting his mojo back - otherwise, Rickey's gonna have some 'splaining to do.

Unfortunately that may mean he has an undiagnosed elbow issue. Working harder won't make that better, unless that means back-to-the-weightroom rehab.

We shall see...

March 29, 2013  01:40 PM ET

Dunedin is the town next to mine. Very nice. The Jays facilities are quite nice. Moose Jr. used to play games on their practice fields when he was in Seniors. He loved throwing off those mounds. There are far worse places for Romero to be while working on his mechanics.

March 29, 2013  01:40 PM ET

Dunedin is the town next to mine. Very nice. The Jays facilities are quite nice. Moose Jr. used to play games on their practice fields when he was in Seniors. He loved throwing off those mounds. There are far worse places for Romero to be while working on his mechanics.

March 29, 2013  01:41 PM ET

2 Years ago I traded for Ricky and my Fantasy squad won...

Last year I drafted him relatively high... and lets just say my team didn't win :-)

March 29, 2013  04:40 PM ET

Get back in shape Ricky Boy and prove them wrong!!!

March 29, 2013  06:58 PM ET

Yes Ricky, you do belong there.

March 30, 2013  02:32 AM ET

He may not belong in Class A but he doesn't belong in the Blue Jays' rotation right now, either.

 
March 31, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Ricky ~ You are right, you probably belong in low A ball or out of baseball completely ... Last year and this spring you pitched almost as bad as most of the people who throw out the first pitch!

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