The Rockies are looking for a reliever, tweets SI's Jon Heyman. Colorado has mostly been subtracting lately, letting Brad Hawpe and Randy Flores go for nothing, but at 4.5 games out in the wild card Baseball Prospectus gives them a 10.7% playoff shot. Heyman believes the Rockies would probably settle for a "change-of-scenery type" reliever, with the good ones blocked. The team's Rafael Betancourt deal, struck in July of last year, could be the model in my opinion. At present, Betancourt is battling an abdominal strain.
Which relievers are still available, with the deadline looming tomorrow? My speculative list includes Brandon League, David Aardsma, Aaron Heilman, Mark Hendrickson, Todd Coffey, Pedro Feliciano, Chan Ho Park, Will Ohman, Brian Tallet, Joel Peralta, George Sherrill, Koji Uehara, Manny Parra, Mike Gonzalez, D.J. Carrasco, and Miguel Batista. I'm operating under the assumption the Blue Jays' relievers will not be dealt. The Rockies could also turn to free agents such as Brendan Donnelly or David Riske.