Mike Dunn: Relief Pitcher Points: 101 Highest Rank: 11 Lowest Rank: 22
The Rockies needed to improve their bullpen more than the Atlanta Falcons needed to improve their second half play. After hiring a manager and Ian Desmond, Mike Dunn was the first free agent bullpen signing.
Dunn is an under the radar signing and should do wonders for this bullpen. He adds another left hand to the pen along with Jake McGee. The Rockies are holding out no expense for their bullpen as Holland was signed to an expensive contract while Dunn will receive a three-year, $19 million deal. Whatever the result, it is nice to see management investing in the bullpen, no matter the cost.
Dunn comes from Miami where he spent the last five years. Last year was one of Dunn’s best going 42.1 innings with a 3.40 ERA and a 6-1 record.
This is not your same Rockies bullpen. Dunn only adds to what should be a aspect for the Rockies in 2017.