Don’t look now but there could be a new NL team sneaking into the World Series contention conversation.
The Colorado Rockies just sign former Cubs closer Wade Davis to a 3 year $52 million dollar deal with a vesting option for a 4th year if he finishes 30 games during the 3rd year of the deal. Davis finished 2017 with a 4-2 record with a 2.30 ERA while recording 32 saves over 58 innings pitched and 79 strike outs. To put this in perspective Davis is ranked in the top 10 for all relief pitchers across the MLB. This without a doubt helps a team that made the wild card and was only 3 wins shy of the 90 win mark.
Davis is lights out and if he can stay healthy, this is a huge pick up for the Rockies and will solidify the backend of their bullpen heading into 2018. When you have a lineup that has Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story, and Charlie Blackmon you can be sure your offense will put up runs for your pitching staff. This move now give the Rockies a reliable closer to come in and slam the door shut, which will absolutely increase your win total from 2017.
Not going to lie I am a low key Rockies fan. For whatever reason I have always wanted to see them succeed. They just have this underdog feel to them being in a division that has been recently dominated by the LA Dodgers. I hope the Rockies have a great year and we are able to see them in the playoffs a little more in 2018. They are a fun team to watch and adding a dominant closer like Wade Davis only adds to the excitement.
Written By: Kevin Perdios (@Perdios95)