Colorado Rockies: 3 trade targets who could boost the bullpen
By Kevin Henry
David Robertson, Chicago White Sox
The White Sox will be listening to plenty of offers for their right-handed reliever. There was talk that the White Sox and Washington Nationals were close to a deal for Robertson at one point so it wouldn’t be surprising to see these two teams linked again as the trade deadline continues to draw closer.
Robertson was ranked as the top trade prospect out there by MLBTradeRumors.com and with good reason. Entering Saturday with a 3-2 mark and 3.33 ERA in 24.1 innings, the 32-year-old Robertson has struck out 35 batters and possesses a wicked knuckle curve that presents a completely different look than any current Rockies pitcher.
Robertson also possesses valuable postseason experience. As a member of the 2009 New York Yankees, he appeared in two World Series games for the Bronx Bombers, striking out two in 2.1 scoreless innings. The Rockies can use all of the postseason experience they can get and Robertson could provide just that.
Some will say that Robertson’s 10 saves may lend himself to be more of a closer for his next team. However, he’d fit perfectly into the late innings for the Rockies, turning the ball over to Holland at the end. If Holland was unavailable, he’d be a great fill-in.
Washington may be the leader in the chase for Robertson but many thought the Rockies wouldn’t land Holland before the season. Maybe they can pull off another surprise here.