How about those Colorado Rockies?
In what was considered a vital offseason after the franchise slowly but impressively rebuilt its major league core and restocked its minor league system, the organization’s typically stingy ownership has not been shy about signing big checks to help plug the remaining gaps.
In December, the Rockies made a five-year, $70M commitment to Ian Desmond, who is currently slated to play first base. Weeks later, they added veteran left-handed reliever Mike Dunn on a three-year, $19M deal. Now, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports they are nearing a one-year, $7M deal with former Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland.
Traditionally, the bullpen has been the team’s Achilles heel and an unsolvable puzzle. It was no different in 2016, when Rockies relievers collectively posted a league-worst 5.13 ERA to go along with 28 blown saves. If they hope to contend with stacked National League West rivals like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, they will needRead More »from Rockies hopes of contending could hinge on Greg Holland