Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/2/13
While a sizable amount of press has been devoted to the possible acquisitions of Michael Bourn or Brian Wilson, Sandy Alderson has methodically been adding pitchers to the organization’s choices for the 2013 iteration of the Mets bullpen staff. One such signing is the January 31st signing of LaTroy Hawkins. Hawkins, age 40, is an 18 year veteran of the major leagues and now returns to the National League after a one year stint with the Angels. Prior to that he spent two years with the Brewers. How much has Hawkins got left in the tank? In 2012, Hawkins won two games, lost three, and saved one. He threw 42.0 innings, accrued a 3.54 ERA and a 1.77 K/BB ratio. He lost a month due to a fractured finger. In 2010, Hawkins only threw 18 innings. So a review of his full season performances since 2009 reveals the following: 1) Innings Pitched: in 2009, he threw 63.1 innings. In 2011, he threw 48.1 innings. In 2012, he threw 42.0 innings. That’s, of course, a downward trend. 2) S...
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