It's hard to believe Ricky Romero's disastrous season could find new depths to plumb.

The former all-star has already set career-worsts in just about every statistical category: he's walking more batters than ever before, striking out fewer, giving up more hits and home runs, while pitching fewer innings.

But every time it looks as if he has hit rock bottom, another trap door opens up and he plunges straight through.