Unlike the Rockies’ division, the NL West, the AL Central has four subpar teams. Currently, the Detroit Tigers are on pace for 75 wins…and they are in second place.
With that, we have at least one reliever from each of the four teams under .500 that the Rockies could look at.
Fernando Rodney was the former closer of the D’Backs went to the Twin Cities this year on a one year contract. After a rough month of April (5.87 ERA), he has been excellent since the start of May with an ERA of 0.68.
Overall, he has an ERA of 2.57 and with being a free agent at the end of the season, it shouldn’t take much to acquire him.
Like Rodney, Addison Reed signed with the Twins as a free agent. However, he signed a two-year pact. Thus far this season, he has an ERA of 2.93 with nearly a strikeout per inning and just under 3 walks per nine innings.
In the past three seasons, he averaged a 2.66 ERA (156 ERA+), a 2.87 FIP, 2.0 walks and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
With his contract, he would obviously provide the Rockies a bullpen arm for next season as well. In addition, he would be a backup option for the closer spot (if anything were to happen to Wade Davis) as he had 19 saves last season and he has 125 career saves.