Another spot where the Rockies can bolster themselves before the trade deadline is in the bullpen.
Yesterday, we discussed some starting pitchers that the Rockies may be interested in and may, potentially, acquire in this article. One of those pitchers, Jose Quintana, has already been traded to the Cubs this morning. Thus far in the month of July, the bullpen has improved as, in 21 innings of work, they have an ERA of 3.86. However, in June, in 92 innings of work, the bullpen’s ERA was 5.18. For the whole season, the bullpen ERA is 4.39, which is 21st out of the 30 MLB teams so it is a place for some improvement before the deadline.
For relievers Scott Oberg, Adam Ottavino, Jordan Lyles, and Mike Dunn, none of them have ERA’s lower than 5.35. For relievers Greg Holland, Jake McGee, and Chris Rusin, none of their ERA’s are higher than 2.70 so there is a clear divide between them.
Here are some of the options that the Rockies will have for the bullpen before the deadline.