SAN FRANCISCO -- For Sergio Romo, security didn't come in the form of a contract. He preferred the less tangible yet equally real security of having a true baseball home and familiar teammates. That's largely why Romo, 31, spurned apparently better offers in free agency to stay with the Giants on a two-year, $15 million deal.
Including the Minors, Romo has spent 10 years in the Giants' organization since they selected him in the 28th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. Speaking in a conference call Monday, he confirmed that he received multiple three-year offers from other teams and hinted that at least a couple of them said they would let him compete for the closer's role. Romo lost that prized spot last year to Santiago Casilla.