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Bullpen decisions loom for the Colorado Rockies

Rockies news and links for October 20, 2017

Rockies 2017 review: Bullpen improved, but critical rebuild is on the horizon | The Denver Post
Patrick Saunders takes stock of the Rockies' bullpen situation, noting the impending free agents (Greg Holland, Jake McGee, and Pat Neshek), as well as some of the young arms that could very well play a role in 2018. A good bullpen is a necessary ingredient for success. It looks like the Rockies will have to decide whether to gamble with current members of the roster, or make a slightly safer, but more expensive, gamble with free agent relievers.

BSN Rockies Podcast: CarGo or CarStay?
With Carlos González set to hit free agency for the first time in his career, the Rockies will have to make a decision about whether or not to bring him back. The outfield seems too full to accommodate CarGo, but stranger things have happened in baseball. Drew Creasman tackles the question from multiple angles here.

Colorado Rockies prospects: A look at Arizona Fall League statistics
Kevin Henry takes a look at what’s happening with Rockies’ prospects in the Arizona Fall League. The Rockies sent Yency Almonte, Dom Nuñez, James Ferris, Shane Broyles, James Mundell, and Jonathan Yaza to the AFL.

NLCS Game 5 results: Dodgers blow out Cubs, advance to World Series | True Blue LA
It was the bottom of the ninth, and there were two outs. All-World reliever Kenley Jansen was on the mound, ready to cap off a night when Clayton Kershaw cruised through six innings and Enrique Hernández knocked three home runs to send the Dodgers to the World Series for the first time since 1988. Jansen delivered his pitch, and Willson Contreras put the ball in play that ended the game. It was a soft liner, caught by shortstop Charlie Culberson.