Reports indicated the Rockies were interested in bringing the former Minnesota Twins’ closer to Colorado before the Nationals made a trade for him at the deadline.
Kintzler recorded 29 saves between Minnesota and Washington in 2017, posting a 3.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 4.9 K/9.
Kintzler is a steady guy. Those numbers are nearly identical to the numbers Kintzler has produced throughout his career, so the Rockies pretty much know what they’re getting with him.
They went after him pretty hard once, do the Rockies attempt to pursue him again now that he is a free agent?
Watson is another guy who was linked to Colorado this past summer before he was traded to the Dodgers.
Splitting time between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, the left-hander saved 10 games with a 3.38 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and a 7.2 K/9.
Dependable and experienced, Watson has pitched in at least 67 games for six straight years, including 70+ for the last four seasons. He has also never had an ERA higher than 3.95 in any of the seasons in his career.