Colorado Rockies: who should they target in free agency?

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: The Denver skyline provides a backdrop for the ballpark as the field is prepared for the Pittsburgh Pirates to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: The Denver skyline provides a backdrop for the ballpark as the field is prepared for the Pittsburgh Pirates to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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The Rockies have tried very hard to resign their 2017 closer Greg Holland. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
The Rockies have tried very hard to resign their 2017 closer Greg Holland. Photo courtesy of Getty Images. /

Bullpen

The Rockies have already bolstered the bullpen with the signings of Shaw and McGee, so that is why the bullpen should be the Rockies last priority. However, the Rockies still have to decide who their closer will be.

The Rockies could very easily place Shaw or McGee as the closer, but neither of them have had a lot of experience in that position. So there are two free agent options the Rockies should target.

The first is former Chicago Cubs closer, Wade Davis. He had a 2.30 ERA with 79 strikeouts last season. Not to mention he has been an All-Star the past three seasons. Obviously, signing Davis would come at a very high price, one the Rockies will have to decide if its worth or not.

If the Rockies don’t want to spend the money on Davis, they can look to their closer from last year, Greg Holland. Holland declined the $15 million player option and then declined the $17.4 million qualifying offer, which many thought was a bad decision because he won’t be getting that kind of money as a free agent. So if Holland is asking for too much and continues to be passed up by other teams, the Rockies may be able to sign him to an even cheaper deal than they gave him last year.

Again, the Rockies have the talent but could look to add a closer to solidify the bullpen.

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