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Mets Twitter was up in arms last night when the news broke about LaTroy Hawkins signing a a one year deal with the Rockies for what seems like a very reasonable $2.25 million dollars. It looks like Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd has got this moneyball thing down pat. He gets himself a closer for far less than the open market price of $12 million annually. The Mets don’t need a closer, assuming Bobby Parnell will be ready for Spring Training. But Hawkins for that price was still a bargain for a late inning reliever. Consider that the Mets were almost on the hook for $2.4 million on Brandon Lyon last season, but cut him a day before his incentive bonuses kicked in. Also consider the Mets shelled out $3.5 million for Jon Rauch the year before. Give the Rockies credit. They’ve been down this road before with Hawkins in 2007, and he rewarded them with a solid season in the thin air of Denver posting a 3.66 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP in 66 appearances. Fare thee well, Hawk…
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The Rockies have agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal.
As for the Mets, the Daily News reports...
Hawkins has reached a 1-year deal with the Rockies for 2.5 million (Source. Source.)
The contract comes with a 2.25 million option and a 250 K buyout.
The word right now is Hawkins will be the closer in Colorado. As of now there is no word if the Mets offered a contract but I find it hard to believe the money in this case was the issue, my gut right now says its the closer part....
Yankees free agent second baseman Robinson Cano will be smiling all the way to the bank once he signs his new contract. Will the Yankees pony up $300 million?
East is West/left is right/I’ve discovered black is white./Inside out, wrong is right/Back to front and I’m all uptight. – The Kinks.
When the New York Yankees announced earlier this week that they would not sign their...
The Colorado Rockies have signed veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with second-year option worth $2.25 million. That unto itself is not that noteworthy. Hawkins is a solid reliever and that contract is perfectly reasonable given his track record. What makes this either headscratchingly stupid or sneakily brilliant is that when announcing the signing...
Surely Dustin Pedroia (left) andRobinson Cano can get alongside wellon the Red Sox infield. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images). Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThere is a buzz surrounding this season’s Hot Stove. The “hot question” everyone is asking themselves is, “Will someone sign Robinson Cano to a $300-plus million deal?”That answer is likely, “No.” But there is...
Robinson Cano has not budged off his request of a 10-year, $310 million contract, a source with knowledge of the asking price told ESPN New York on Monday.
The Yankees remain very interested in keeping Cano, but not at that money or length. If the Yankees keep consistent with their current plans, Cano is going to need to drop about $100M-$120M off the sticker price. Since Cano is...
The Robinson Cano free agency tour visited a cross-town rival. Cano’s agents – Jay-Z included — called a meeting with members of the Mets organization Monday to discuss their client, whom they’re marketing as a franchise-altering player, according to multiple reports. It’s unclear how much interest the Mets have in pursuing the free-agent second baseman, but there is apparently...
Robinson Cano is the best free-agent position player on the market. His representatives -- including entertainment mogul Jay-Z -- are deep enough into their offseason planning that they had a dinner meeting with the New York Mets on Monday.
Masahiro Tanaka is Cano's counterpart among pitchers, the most sought-after arm on the open market ... except that his market isn't...
It seems that Robinson Cano is going to have Jay Z more than just intimately involved in his free agent negotiations.
Monday we reported that Jay Z and his Roc Nation Sports Agency, would be intimately involved in Cano’s negotiations for a huge contract.
That comes on the heels of a report that the Yankees and Cano have made no progress in contract talks as the two sides remain...
There are several key reasons why the New York Yankees must re-sign Robinson Cano. The 2014 season for the club is amidst a mysterious fog that has fans and experts alike not sure what to expect for the upcoming season. The health of Derek Jeter, retirement of Mariano Rivera, and uncertainty in the starting rotation are just a few of the factors that make Cano a must for this franchise...
When we reported the news yesterday that Jay Z would be ‘intimately involved‘ with the contract negotiations for free agent Robinson Cano, I thought perhaps Hov would be on the outside looking in. Just dropping some advice here and there, but not having a huge role in the process. If last night was any indication, […]
The New York Yankees offseason moves need to be aggressive, yet smart, for the team to be able to bounce back into the conversation of teams that can compete in 2014. Even though the Yankees need to be aggressive, this does not mean they need to be foolish. Being foolish would be giving free-agent Robinson Cano a ridiculous 10-year $310 million contract.
One of the first thoughts...
Texas has said they are not looking for pitching, but rather that they want to strengthen their offense.
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says the team has had internal discussions about all the top level free agents on the market, including Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Cano would be an interesting match for the Rangers considering they do...
Jay-Z wants Robinson Cano to be like Mike.
According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Cano’s agents have big things in mind for their client. Rather than simply marketing Cano as a very good second baseman, which he clearly is, it appears that the five-time All-Star’s camp is swinging for the fences in free agency.
“They’re selling him as Michael Jordan, not as...
The dinner was good. It was the presentation that was a little overdone.
With a long list of needs to rebuild the Mets, Sandy Alderson was willing to listen Monday night when Robinson Cano’s agents, including hip-hop impresario Jay Z, asked to make a presentation to the Mets general manager and front office.
Alderson, COO Jeff Wilpon and assistant GM John Ricco had a “nice...