Interested Teams: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies
Ottavino picked the perfect time to have a career year. He posted personal bests in ERA (2.43), hard-hit rate allowed (25.3%), strikeout rate (36.3%), and fWAR (2.0) while drastically cutting down his homers allowed per nine innings (0.58) in 77.2 innings for the Rockies last season.
Colorado is open to retaining him, but they’ve already invested a ton into Wade Davis, Jake McGee, and Bryan Shaw. So who knows how much more flexibility they have to invest in the bullpen moving forward.
There’s a fair amount of overlap in potential suitors for Britton and Ottavino, and for good reason. It’s likely that their eventual landing spots may depend on who signs first. The wild card here could be the White Sox, as they have plenty of space in the payroll to outbid others if they really want to acquire the 33-year-old right-hander to pair with Colome.