As has been hinted at for some time, the Rockies do have interest in left-hander Will Ohman, formerly of the Atlanta Braves.
#13 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves
Aug 13, 1977
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Ohman was the second best reliever on a 90-loss Atlanta Braves team, according to WXRL. His 1.644 WXRL was second only to Jeff Bennett's at 1.761. 2008 was a bounceback season for Ohman, as 2007 saw him post a 4.95 ERA, a 1.596 WHIP, and a -0.7 WXRL.
Brian Fuentes had a 3.619 WXRL last season, third in the NL. Really, there's going to be a drop-off with any lefty brought in. The WXRLs of those lefties also mentioned in the article:
- Joe Beimel - 1.315
- Darren Oliver - 2.122
- Dennys Reyes - 0.570
- Alan Embree - 0.262
- Eddie Guardado - 3.189 (led team)
And there's always Glendon Rusch out there (-0.224 WXRL), whom the Rockies keep at the back of their mind.
With the exceptions of Taylor Buchholz and the recently acquired Huston Street, no other reliever currently on the roster had a WXRL above 0.730 last season (Ryan Speier).