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Our very own Kevin Henry asked the next question and he asked how the Rockies have been able to attract elite relievers (like Greg Holland and Wade Davis) to Denver. Bud Black responded with this:
"“I think that a lot of it is our organization. A lot of it is our players who are here–position player group–I think is attractive for other players come, both position players and pitchers who look at this team and think this team has a chance to go places. And there’s no doubt that [pitching coach] Steve [Foster’s] relationship with Greg [Holland] last year, his relationship with Wade [Davis has helped out]…Players talk, agents talk, and we feel now that–and I’m not so sure that it was the case before–Denver is a destination for a lot of players…it’s desirable to play here.”"
It should be noted that Foster’s relationship with Davis that Black mentioned goes all the way back to when he was in the Royals front office as an assistant to their general manager and their pitching coordinator during Davis’s tenure with the Royals. Foster was also the bullpen coach for the Royals from 2010 through 2012, which just happened to be Greg Holland’s first three years in the major leagues with the Royals.