After missing out of southpaw Andrew Miller, the Houston Astros will be looking elsewhere to bolster their bullpen for the 2015 season.
The Astros have been targeting bullpen help all off-season, and may now turn their efforts to land David Robertson, as the free agent closer’s chances of returning to the New York Yankees appear to have significantly dwindled by Miller’s signing. The Astros have also reportedly shown interest in reliever Sergio Romo as well as other relief pitchers who may not qualify as closers.
Since Jeff Luhnow took over as the club’s general manager prior to the 2012 season, they have had one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball. The Astros have the most blown saves (73) and the highest cumulative bullpen ERA (4.69) from 2012-14. They will certainly be looking to turn that around and this off-season will be a vital part of their efforts in doing so.