Colorado Rockies: who will Join Chris Rusin in the 2018 bullpen?

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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 09: Brandon Kintzler #21 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game three of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 09: Brandon Kintzler #21 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game three of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Brandon Kintzler

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?

Tony Watson

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.

As a side note, Watson’s former Dodger teammate Brandon Morrow has also been mentioned as a possible fit for Colorado, even as far back as last offseason.

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