Colorado Rockies trade targets: Bullpen targets from AL West, NL East
After an interesting tenure with the Washington Nationals, they traded Blake Treinen to the Oakland Athletics and since then, Treinen has been tremendous. So much so that he will probably be an All-Star this year.
With the Nationals, as a reliever, he had great seasons in 2015 and 2016 (3.07 ERA, 133 games, 3.56 FIP, 134 ERA+, 4.2 BB/9, 8.6 K/9). In 2017, he had a rough start with the Nationals (5.73 ERA, 1.619 WHIP).
However, since going to Oakland, he has a 1.60 ERA, 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.7 walks per nine innings, a FIP of 2.57, a WHIP of 1.069, and 27 saves.
This season, he has an ERA of 0.92 in 24 games with a FIP of 1.92, a WHIP of 0.955, 11 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.5 walks per nine,
He is eligible for free agency after the 2020 season but considering that Oakland is known for wheeling and dealing players and they are in 4th place in the AL West, they could potentially get rid of Treinen.
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Kyle Barraclough is one of a few bright spots left on the Miami Marlins after their firesale this past offseason.
Considering that he is in Miami, you probably haven’t heard of him either. 2018 is his third full season in the majors. In his previous two seasons, he had an ERA of 2.92 in 141 games with a FIP of 2.85. He also struck out more than 12 batters per nine innings.
In 2018, in 28 games, he has an ERA of 1.32. His WHIP has been excellent too at 0.878. In 27 1/3 innings, he has only allowed nine hits but his problem is that he has walked 15 in that same span. He is striking out more than nine batters per nine innings too.
He is under team control through the 2021 season so he, along with a few other Marlins, like JT Realmuto and Justin Bour (both of whom have been discussed as potential targets for the Rockies in many different articles here since 2017 here at Rox Pile).
NOTE: Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was also considered but he wasn’t added considering that he recently hit the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness and does not have a timetable for a return.
Check back here tomorrow for our final installment of our series when we will look at some bullpen options that the Rockies could consider from the NL Central and NL West.