MLBTR has a round up of what we know so far about a possible Greg Holland signing. GM Jeff Bridich was tight lipped according to Thomas Harding, but that is about what we’ve come to expect from Silent Jeff. Signing Holland would be a bit of a risky play for the Rockies, especially after they’ve already laid out so much cash for reliever Mike Dunn.
However, if Holland were to return to his pre-Tommy John surgery form, the contract would pay massive dividends. One thing that the MLBTR takes for granted how quickly Holland could find himself in the closer role should Adam Ottavino falter. The only way in which that should be an acceptable scenario, and not an indictment on a failed 2017, is if Holland does return to that form seen during his days as Royals’ closer. At this point, Holland is a lottery ticket and the only question is how much it will cost to get him.
Jonathan Mayo checks in on a few prospects who, whether due to outstanding performances or a move to a new environment, could find themselves on a Top 100 prospects list sooner rather than later. Ryan Castellani makes the list after putting up a dominant season in the hitter-friendly Cal League. We’ve been following the former second round pick and current No. 12 PuRP for a while now, so this newfound attention comes as no surprise and it will certainly be interesting to see how he takes to the challenge of Double-A competition in 2017.
The list is dominated by dramatic back-and-forth affairs, playoff games, and dominant performances, but it just so happens that one Rockies game makes it onto the list, and not for embarrassing reasons either!