Colorado Rockies Rumors: 4 Potential Bullpen Targets
With Ian Desmond reportedly in the fold to play first base for the Colorado Rockies in 2017, that leaves the bullpen as the biggest offseason priority in Denver.
While the rumors about Mark Trumbo or another big-name slugger coming to the Rockies may have dominated the headlines during the recent winter meetings, Colorado was still doing plenty of checking on relievers who could make an impact at Coors Field in 2017.
So who are some of the relievers who could (or should) be in Colorado’s sights right now? Let’s look at four prominent names.
One of the names linked to the Rockies often is Mike Dunn. Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich originally brought his name up in late November in an interview with Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. Here’s what we know about the veteran left-hander, who the Rockies would probably bring on to take the place of Boone Logan in the bullpen.
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We also brought up the idea of Brandon Morrow joining the Colorado bullpen. The Rockies are already familiar with him from his days in the San Diego Padres organization. We detailed what we liked about Morrow in this article.
Staying in the National League West, there’s the acknowledgement that the Rockies are interested in Brad Ziegler. He was a thorn in Colorado’s side during his years with the Arizona Diamondbacks. While he was most recently with the Boston Red Sox, Colorado would rather have him on their side than trying to bat against him in late-inning situations. We talked more about Ziegler and his potential with the Rockies here.
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Neftali Feliz is a pitcher who was originally linked to the Rockies long before the rumor mill started churning … and he’d still be a good fit with the team. A number of teams are reportedly interested in him, including Washington, who may also be looking at Ziegler for their bullpen. Feliz has been called one of the best setup men in the business so how nice would it be to have him lay the groundwork for Adam Ottavino to come in in the ninth inning for the save? We talked about what Feliz would bring to the table in this article.