In the second part of our series about possible bullpen options on the trade market that the Colorado Rockies could look at before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
As we have seen, the Rockies bullpen, at least 2 months into the 2018 season, has not shown many signs of being the “super” bullpen that people thought that it would be. That has been because inconsistencies from many of the relievers including Mike Dunn (who was placed on the disabled list on Friday), Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, and (of late) Wade Davis.
Their bullpen ERA, entering Friday, was 5.12, which is fourth worst in baseball so, obviously, it has a major point of concern for the team. Also, the bullpen already has 12 losses entering their series with the D’Backs. For comparison, they had a total of 19 all last year.
Some are of the belief that the bullpen will, eventually, figure it out and start pitching as they are capable of. However, this two month stretch has shown that the Rockies bullpen is not invincible. That is part of the reason why some people are of the opposing belief that the Rockies should get at least one arm for the bullpen before the trade deadline.
For those who are of that belief, you are at the right place. In case you missed our first article in the series of potential targets for the Rockies in the bullpen, but from the AL East, you can check it out here.
Today, we will check out some targets from the American League Central so with out any further ado, let’s check out some bullpen targets from the division.