The Colorado Rockies have been one of the more self contained teams in the majors.
They have a tendency to keep their own, looking to extend their players rather than dabble in free agency. Those sojourns into free agency typically have former members of the organization atop their list, with the Rockies looking to bring those players back.
Given their tendencies, it would make sense for one of the Rockies’ current relievers to be at the top of their bullpen wishlist. Carlos Estevez is the second longest tenured player on the roster, only trailing Charlie Blackmon in that regard. While this would not matter to most teams, it does have significance in Colorado.
It also helps that Estevez has generally been a solid reliever. He continued that in 2022 as he posted a career best 3.47 ERA and a 1.175 WHiP over his 57 innings, striking out 54 batters with 23 walks. Estevez also has experience in the ninth inning, having notched 11 saves twice in a season. Should Daniel Bard struggle, it is possible that Estevez could step in and help solidify the ninth inning.
The Colorado Rockies need to give their bullpen some attention. Bringing Carlos Estevez back would be a significant step in the right direction.