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Giants close to re-signing Sergio Romo

One of the best relievers in Giants history is reportedly returning.

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Sergio Romo is coming back. Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Giants have agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the right-handed reliever. Of all the moves the Giants were supposed to have made this offseason, this is the one I wasn't expecting at all.

If my calculator watch is right, this means Romo will get an average annual salary of $7.5 million -- definitely on the pricey side for a setup man. The total contract value is lower than players like Andrew Miller and David Robertson received, but the average salary is higher than recent signees Pat Neshek and Luke Gregerson got, and that's after they demanded an ugh-the-Astros tax. It's a lot of money for someone who might throw 50 innings next season.

On the other hand: Sergio Romo, one of the remaining three-time champeens, is back. It didn't seem likely. It might not be prudent. The offseason isn't saved. But, dang, is he fun to watch when he's doing slidery things.


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There will be time later to analyze the Giants' quest to build the most expensive bullpen in the world, but for now note that Sergio Romo is back on the Giants, pending a physical. I've always liked that guy.