The Colorado Rockies bullpen has been a weakness of the team for a while, despite trying to build a “super bullpen” via free agency.
The bullpen has a bit of question mark for the Colorado Rockies for much of the last few years, since they tried to build a bullpen for the long term via free agency. They signed Mike Dunn, Jake McGee (he was resigned), Bryan Shaw, and Wade Davis and none of them worked out.
The only signing that did work out was the one-year deal for Greg Holland.
This season, their best reliever Scott Oberg has spent the entire season on the injured list due to blood clots in his throwing arm (as he did for the last six weeks of the 2019 season). Davis is also on the injured list, Carlos Estevez has been day-to-day since having a liner go off of his hand, and Joe Harvey just joined the injured list as well. Most of the rest of the bullpen has not been up to par.
As a result of the bullpen (and some other things), the Rockies have returned to .500 after starting the season going 11-3.
If they plan on getting into the playoffs and getting deep into the playoffs, in particular, they will likely need some bullpen help via the trade market.
Here are three possible bullpen trade targets for the Rockies to look at in the next week or so before the trade deadline.