The Rockies prepare for 2018 by adding one of, if not the best relief pitcher in baseball. Colorado has added Wade Davis on a 3-year 52-million dollar deal. The 32 year-old closer has been amazing since he flamed out as a starter and went to the Kansas City bullpen. In Kansas City he was incredible as apart of the best bullpen baseball has ever seen. In 2015, Davis had a 0.94-ERA en route to a World Series title with the Royals. Last year, for the Cubs, Davis had a 2.30-ERA and saved 32-games for Chicago–His career high.
Davis now makes the Rockies bullpen extremely good. He will replace another Royal-to-Rockie in Greg Holland and become Colorado’s closer. Bryan Shaw was added this offseason as well to the Rockies pen, to go along with Jake McGee making this easily one-of-the-best bullpens in baseball.
Greg Holland, who saved 41-games for the Rockies a year ago is still a free agent, and while it is an outside shot, the Rockies could still make a run at the 6-year vet. The Cardinals seem to be the leader in the Holland sweepstakes, but it is December, it is okay to dream Rockies fans.
The Rockies surprised a lot of people in the baseball world when they stormed into the NL playoffs with an 87-75 record. They lost to a division foe, the Arizona Diamondbacks, in the NL wild card round. Colorado will not be able to sneak up on anyone this season, but their offseason work is far from over. The Rockies still need to add a quality bat to their lineup; Maybe even two.