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Report: Sergio Romo Rejected More Money From The Rays

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Sergio Romo turned down more money for the Rays to stay in southern California.

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According to a report by FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal the Rays made the largest bid for free agent reliever Sergio Romo.

The Rays, not the Dodgers, had the high bid for free agent Sergio Romo, according to major-league sources; the former Giants reliever, who grew up in a family of Dodgers fans in Brawley, Ca., took less to stay on the West Coast, according to major-league sources. His deal with the Dodgers, which is pending a physical, is for one year and $3 million, per FanRag Sports.

As we all know money isn’t the only factor in free agency, but if this rumor is true it shows that the Rays still have money to work with and could put that money to work in the reliever market.

I think Romo would have been a fantastic addition to the bullpen. It’s possible the Rays viewed him as the only guy worth committing guaranteed dollars to in the free agent market at this point, but if not it could put them in position to make a strong offer to free agent reliever Joe Blanton.

The Rays have money to spend and have been active on many fronts in their attempt to add either a reliever or right handed bat to the team.

From the outside it looks like you’re giving up when you trade Logan Forsythe, but they aren’t acting like a team that is trying to rebuild and will look for incremental upgrades when they are affordable.

We are just over a week until pitchers and catchers report and the team is not done trying to improve the team.