Over the years, the Colorado Rockies have had some trades or signings that have gone very well for the team.
But there have been a few times where the Rockies lost faith in some players and they ended up regretting it. There have been three players in recent memory where the Rockies probably regret not having them on their roster right now and that’s because they lost their faith too quickly in them.
Here are three players the Colorado Rockies lost faith in too quickly
1) Sam Howard
Sam Howard could be in the Rockies bullpen as a left-handed reliever in a bullpen that has periods where they haven’t had any left-handed relievers. If they have any, it has been Ben Bowden and/or Lucas Gilbreath in the bullpen, and both have struggled.
Howard appeared in 24 games in relief between 2018 and 2019 and he pitched to a 5.87 ERA and a FIP that was even worst (6.16).
But after the Pirates claimed him off waivers before the 2020 season, he has an ERA of 3.09 in 51 games (43 2/3 IP). His walk rate was a problem with the Rockies and it has still been a problem with the Pirates but when you increase your strikeout rate and drop your hit rate by nearly half, you’re going to see better results and he has.