5 players the Colorado Rockies wish they still had on their roster

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Former Colorado Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz

DENVER, CO – AUGUST 01: Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz #13 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on August 1, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 9-6. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies have made a few roster moves that come back to bite them and they could use their players on their current roster.

The Colorado Rockies have made some good roster decisions in the last few years including trading for German Marquez, signing Daniel Bard after he was a mental skills coach in the D’Backs organization, trading for Kevin Pillar, and claiming Adam Ottavino off of waivers from the Cardinals in 2012.

However, they have made a lot of roster moves that have ended up biting them in the last decade or so and it’s partially why the Rockies are where they are right now.

So let’s take a look back and look at the five players that they wish would still be on their roster.

Drew Pomeranz

Drew Pomeranz was acquired by the Rockies in 2011 (among other prospects) in exchange for Ubaldo Jimenez. While Pomeranz did pitch for the Rockies (even in the 2011 season), the Rockies ended up trading him to Oakland for starting pitcher Brett Anderson before the start of the 2014 season.

In parts of three seasons as a Rockie, Pomeranz went 4-14 with an ERA of 5.20 in 34 appearances (30 starts). While he had seasons of hiccups since, now, he is one of the relievers that the San Diego Padres relied upon to get them to the postseason in 2020.

In 20 games, he had an ERA of 1.45 and he struck out 29 in 18 2/3 innings. He did not allow a single earned run until his final outing in the regular season.

He was a big part of the Brewers bullpen in their playoff push in 2019 as well as after they acquired him from the Giants, he pitched to a 2.39 ERA in 26 1/3 innings for them down the stretch.

The Rockies are also lacking a left-handed reliever in their bullpen but especially in the backend of their bullpen so the Rockies would really love if he back with them if he could pitch like that.

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