The Mercury News caught up with new Dodger Sergio Romo, and he was very candid in his stance on San Francisco and comparisons to the last Giants reliever to depart for L.A., Brian Wilson.
Romo said his situation is nothing like Brian Wilson, who similarly signed with the Dodgers following a dominant run closing for the Giants.
“No lie, I am not Wilson, nor did I leave with a sour taste in my mouth about anything, even though I am no longer needed there. I know what I was a part of and I left my heart out there whenever I got the ball no matter who it was against.”
Romo said it “wasn’t my choice” to stay in the Bay Area. He admitted it “hurts” to be turned away by the only franchise for which he’s ever played.
“It wasn’t my choice not to be a Giant again as I was straight up told I didn’t have a spot there anymore. So, I chose LA for my family and not to piss off, in spite, nor to hurt anyone with the Giants. I have no vendetta and no ill-will towards any of my friends that I was made to leave behind in San Francisco. I will not do anything to show any of them up up as I respect and truly love everyone one of them for the way they accepted me and let me play on their team.”
Those comments were complemented by Romo adding San Francisco will always have his heart. After 12 seasons and three championships, that’s a reasonable viewpoint.
Judging by Romo’s comments, he’ll have no shortage of motivation when the Dodgers play the Giants in 2017.