Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Bullpen options in the AL East

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 17: Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 17: Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 7: Brad Brach #35 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JUNE 7: Brad Brach #35 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on June 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

The AL East is lead by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Considering that both teams are on pace for well over 100 wins, the other three teams in the division, the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and Baltimore Orioles are on pace for nearly 90 losses or more, all three teams will probably sell before the trade deadline.

Here are some of the options that the Rockies could look at from the division.

11. . . . Right-hander Brad Brach. 1. team

Brad Brach has, quietly, been one of the most consistent relievers in baseball. In the past six seasons, he has had an ERA below 3.78, including a 3.19 ERA or below in the past five seasons. Since 2012, he has an ERA of 2.96 and a 2.79 ERA since 2013.

In the past three seasons, he has averaged 67 games per season with a 2.62 ERA, 162 ERA+, 3.31 FIP, 3.5 walks per nine innings, and 10 strikeouts per nine innings.

This year, he has an ERA of 3.13 in 23 games. He has 10 saves (in 11 opportunities) with a 3.07 FIP. The one area of concern is his high walk rate (4.7 walks per nine innings) but he has only walked one in his last four innings.

He is a free agent at the end of the season.

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