Make Adam Ottavino the closer
Wade Davis hasn’t had the best season as the Colorado Rockies’ closer but Adam Ottavino is having a career year with the Rox. Many continue to wonder during bad stretches that Davis has why isn’t Otto the closer? I go over this more in-depth in an article you can find here. Davis’ stats aren’t what you want to see for a reliever being paid $52 million. He has a 1-4 record and a high ERA of 4.98 with 32 saves (which does lead the NL) in 46 innings.
Looking at Otto’s stats for comparison is one of the reasons that the Rox should make him their closer. He’s got a 4-2 record, an ERA of 1.66 in 54.1 innings, and let’s not forget about those 81 strikeouts he’s racked up so far this season.
Now, of course, if this were to happen who would take Otto’s place as the 8th inning man that holds the opposing offense from scoring. The perfect man for the job is Scott Oberg. His stats, like Otto’s, are very good. Oberg has a perfect record of 7-0 with a 2.73 ERA and only a 1.21 WHIP.
With all these changes, that leaves another question about who would follow before Oberg and Otto. The answer to that would be literally anyone that’s in the bullpen would work. There’s so many guys that Bud Black could utilize if Ottavino became the closer to still make the innings work in their favor.