Colorado Rockies: The top five reasons why they should not sign Trevor Bauer
Bauer could be like the Rockies other free agent signings of pitchers
Along with the consistency issue, it’s the other problem that has plagued the Rockies throughout their franchise history: all of their big, multi-year free-agent pitcher signings have been flops.
Recently, we all know about the “super-bullpen” that never came to fruition with Mike Dunn, Jake McGee, Wade Davis, and Bryan Shaw but the Rockies have had plenty of other bad other free-agent pitchers signings in their history.
They include Denny Neagle, Darryl Kile, Mike Hampton, and Bill Swift. Bauer, like Kile, is known for his curveball, a pitch that is known to not be as effective at Coors Field. All four of them are among our rankings of the top ten worst free-agent signing by the Rockies from last offseason.
If there’s one person that could figure that issue out, it is the analytically-minded Bauer but there’s always a chance that he could down the tubes as many pitchers have. If that happened with Bauer and the Rockies, it would be a humongous burden on the team for years to come.