Colorado Rockies 2016 Bullpen Wish List

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Apr 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher B. Logan (48) in the dugout after being pulled in the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The specialists

The Wish List: Free agent or trade acquisition.

Let’s be honest: no left-hander in the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen has done anything worth anything this year to make himself a candidate to face important lefty batters in close games.

The Reality: Boone Logan, Christian Friedrich.

Let’s be equally honest: the Colorado Rockies have to keep giving Boone Logan a shot because of his contract. Maybe… third time’s the charm?

Also, considering that Christian Friedrich is out of minor league options and yet still under team control, expect the Rockies to give him every shot possible to find a role in Denver next season after the club has spent so much time grooming him into being a reliever (though, also expect that he could be designated for assignment at the end of Spring Training if he doesn’t make the team).

[ Related: Boone Logan is good when the Colorado Rockies use him properly ]

Organizational Depth: Rex Brothers, Kenny Roberts, Tyler Matzek (?!).

It’s time the Rockies figure out what Brothers has (like we mentioned above). Can he give them anything in the big leagues again, or has this guy totally lost it?

Tyler Matzek is listed here similar to how Eddie Butler was listed in the middle relief category; if the Rockies feel like Matzek needs to be eased back into things, do they use him as a reliever to face a batter or two at a time and build his confidence? (Or, do the high-pressure roles of a lefty specialist actually make this a worse role in which to place Matzek?)

Next: Keeping the long relievers as long relievers