The Colorado Rockies bullpen issues must be addressed
The Colorado Rockies bullpen was much better in the last few months of 2021 but they still need some help. Daniel Bard had a rough 2021 season. Yency Almonte was so bad that he is no longer with the Rockies. Tyler Kinley was spotty. Ben Bowden had a rough 2021 season. Justin Lawrence struggled too.
Bullpens are fickle as it is but, on paper, the Rockies have Lucas Gilbreath, Jhoulys Chacín, Jordan Sheffield, and Robert Stephenson as guys that they will rely on heavily in 2021. Gilbreath and Sheffield never pitched a game in Triple-A before they made their MLB debuts last season and, for Gilbreath, he never was even in Double-A before his debut.
Could they have good seasons again in 2021? Absolutely. Even if they do, you have to have more than four relievers you can rely on. If they have a sophomore slump, the Rockies bullpen will be among the worst, if not the worst, in the NL.
There are plenty of good, cheap options out on the free agent market for via trade but the Rockies have to get some help there (and some depth too). It won’t be a “get one reliever” job but more of a “get three or four relievers.” As they say, you can never have too much pitching and for the Rockies, they cannot get too much pitching this offseason.