The Colorado Rockies have two veteran relievers that should be traded
As hard as it has been for the Rockies to find good bullpen help, the team likely needs to trade Daniel Bard. He has had a fantastic season to cap a truly remarkable comeback story. He’s pitching to a 1.91 ERA with 21 saves and can still hit 100 MPH at age 37. Bard will be a free agent at the end of the season and his future is unknown.
Even if he re-signs with the Rockies, his age means he will likely not be around when the team returns to competitiveness, even by the most optimistic projections. The most Bard can do to help that future competitive team is to bring the team back a decent return in a trade. The same goes for Alex Colomé who will be a free agent at the end of the season and is arguably far less likely than Bard to resign if he’s not dealt.
José Iglesias is another player who needs to be traded. I was a little puzzled when he was first signed and to be honest, I’ve been impressed. He’s been a solid player and seems like a good guy, but he is not a part of the team’s future and he, like Bard and Colome, is a free agent at the end of the season.
He’s a veteran player who can provide solid defense with good bat-to-ball skills and would be a smart depth pickup for any team looking to make a playoff run. He won’t return a massive haul to the Rockies, but they can get something for him and they should pursue it.