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Well, the Rockies had some fireworks going off this offseason because of relief pitchers. Due to the many contract signings for relievers, I actually questioned if they focused too much on pitching who’s to say yes or no to that question just yet. We will have to wait and see if all the money spent on the super bullpen pays off.
If you head back over to Fangraphs, they have the Rockies in 11th overall for relief pitching, which is a lot better than 24th, which is where they ranked the starting staff. We’ll have to see if it get better or worse as one big reliever is no longer a Rockie. I’m talking about the guy that turned down the best offer he’d be getting from a team, Greg Holland.
With Wade Davis and Bryan Shaw, you have two guys that can stick it out in a game and come along with postseason experience. The issue with both though is they’re on the wrong side of 30. Age may play a factor into how many innings and pitches the coaching staff allows for them.
Another big thing is don’t sleep on this wonderful guy that been with the Rockies, Chris Rusin. He may one of the most underrated relievers in the Rox bullpen. This year, Colorado has a great bullpen lets just see if they add up as well on the field as they do on paper.