Four Former SF Giants relievers still available in free agency
2. Sergio Romo
SF Giants fans need no introduction to the legendary Sergio Romo. He was a key figure in all three of the team's World Series championships and endeared himself to fans with his great personality on the mound.
Romo is about to turn 39 in early March, so he is reaching the end of a great MLB career. Wouldn't it be great to see him don the orange and black one more time before he hung up his cleats?
This would not be a move made out of nostalgia, though. Romo has been a solid reliever since he left the Giants and, like Strickland, could be a veteran backup piece if some of the team's other right-handed relievers struggle.
Last season with the Oakland A's, Romo recorded an ERA of 4.67 in 62 innings pitched. Not outstanding by any means, but a number he can surely improve upon especially if he were to return to Oracle Park where he never had a season with an ERA above 4.00.
Like Strickland, it is unlikely that Romo will sign with the Giants. But he would make sense as a lower-cost insurance piece and would provide a familiar face in the bullpen in 2022.