Greg Holland
RP FA
2 days ago

Holland rejected the Rockies' qualifying offer ahead of Thursday's deadline, Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After declining Colorado's $17.4 million qualifying offer -- which comes after he passed on his $15 million player option last week -- Holland officially became a free agent heading into this winter. The soon-to-be 32-year-old had another great year, posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP during 57.1 innings of relief, to go along with 41 saves.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 weeks ago

Holland was extended a qualifying offer from the Rockies on Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holland recently declined his $15 million player option for next season and he's also expected to turn down the $17.4 million qualifying offer that was extended Monday. That said, Holland will have until Nov. 16 to do so, so an immediate decision may not be in the works. Still, the Rockies intend to pursue him as a free agent and they'll receive a 2018 draft pick if Holland ends up elsewhere.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 weeks ago

Holland officially declined his $15 million player option for the 2018 season Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Holland had a solid year out of the bullpen for the Rockies, posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in the tough environment of Coors Field. Although he would love to be back with Colorado, he stated that the time is right for a multiple-year deal. Holland will have a list of suitors chasing after him this offseason, as Heyman had previously reported that the Cardinals in particular will be going after the right-hander fairly hard in the coming weeks.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 months ago

Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to collect his 41st save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

He's a perfect 5-for-5 in September save chances, posting a 1.13 ERA, 0.50 WHIP and 8:2 K:BB in eight innings on the month. Holland has put his rough August firmly behind him, and he should get plenty of work over the final days of the regular season as the Rockies try to lock up a wild-card spot.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 months ago

Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning to recorded his 40th save of the season during Monday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

With five consecutive saves and a 0.60 WHIP during that stretch, things appear to be settling back in for Holland after posting a 13.50 ERA in August. His 40 saves are second in the majors and lead the National League, so along with a 3.69 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 10.4 K/9, it's been a high-end campaign for the veteran closer. It's also worth noting that he's succeed at hitter-friendly Coors Field in the process.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 months ago

Holland recorded his 39th save of the season -- despite allowing a solo home run -- during Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Things have gotten a little more rocky of late for the Colorado closer, but Holland held on and collected the save Saturday. He also had turned in five consecutive scoreless innings entering this contest, so he continues to have a strong grasp on the closer job for the Rockies.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 months ago

Holland struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 38th save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

He seems to have put his August struggles behind him, as the veteran closer has yet to allow a run in four September appearances with a win and two saves. With the Rockies fighting to hold onto a wild-card spot, Holland figures to see plenty of save chances over the final weeks of the season.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 months ago

Holland racked up his 37th save with a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Holland was the ninth pitcher used by Colorado in a bullpen game started by Tyler Chatwood. The closer has thrown four consecutive perfect frames, but this was his first save situation in that stretch.

Greg Holland
RP FA
2 months ago

Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday against Arizona, striking out one in a non-save situation.

EDGE Analysis

He has only pitched twice now since giving up two earned runs in 0.1 innings on Aug. 26, but the Rockies have lost four in a row and five of their last six, so there haven't been many save opportunities of late. Jake McGee still looms as a challenger for saves due to Holland's second-half struggles, but we will need save situations to arise in order to get a better handle on the hierarchy.

Greg Holland
RP FA
3 months ago

Rockies manager Bud Black said prior to Sunday's series finale against the Braves that Holland wouldn't pitch in the contest and would instead work on his slider in a bullpen session, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Black also said that the Rockies would "navigate" the closer role, but it's unclear if he was referring to just Sunday's contest, or also the games to follow. Until there's more clarity on that front, Holland still looks to be the Rockies' top option for saves, but he seems to be holding on to the job by a thread after another dismal showing Saturday, when he retired just one batter and was charged with two runs on three hits before Jake McGee came on to put out the fire in the ninth inning. Holland seemed to be one of the more reliable end gamers in the majors after notching 28 saves in 29 chances while producing a 1.62 ERA to earn an All-Star bid, but he's completely fallen apart since the break, blowing three saves and surrendering 15 runs in 13.1 innings. If Black ultimately does decide to make a change at the back end of the bullpen, McGee and Pat Neshek would be the leading candidates to replace Holland.