"That was wrong. We talked about it," Gardenhire said. "We'll get that straightened out. That's in-house stuff. We all know what happened. You saw it in the dugout. We'll get that taken care of expeditiously. It was unacceptable." That's true, but I'll tell you what this reminds of what is even more unacceptible: that this guy wasn't of this team quicker. He's a known clubhouse cancer who has walked 39 batters, nearly equivalent to his innings pitched, and has allowed 19 of 42 inherited runners to score. He had fluke season in 2002 with the 1.89 ERA and everything still thinks he can be great. Even the Red Sox did. We had a chance to get rid of this guy and Mays and Lohse for some decent veteran hitters and we squandered it. All because we are such "nice guys" in Minnesota. If anything, it exposes the glaring failure of Terry Ryan and his inability to do anything at the trade deadline. It killed the Twins season and now none of these guys have very much value at all. And it shows that, as Lohse and Romero have clearly been bad for the clubhouse, how much the Twins chemistry has lost out and just how much that affected the club. Remember when we had those overachieving Twins, who all came up together in the minors, who had a great time playing? That seems so long ago. Romero clearly isn't helping that picture.
"I guess the whole frustration from the whole year just came out. I'm human," Romero said. "I'm the product of my mistakes." Nope. Your the product of the Twins many mistakes, mainly in deciding to keep you around for far too many years. Hopefully you are still worth spare parts on the market, because I don't know about any other Twins fan, but as sure don't want to see number 33 on the field in a Twins uniform ever again.