Originally written November 18, 2012 on Brewers Bar:
Between the normal drudgery of following baseball in November and the annoying lack of non-Josh Hamilton rumors, the last few weeks have been a pretty dull time to be a Brewers fan. However, according to the folks at The Brewer Nation, that might change soon. The always-insightful Brewers blog reported today that the Brewers have been in talks with the agent of free agent reliever LaTroy Hawkins. The 40-year old Hawkins spent last year with the Los Angeles Angels, where he posted a 3.49 ERA in 42 innings. It would be great to see Hawkins in a Milwaukee uniform again, and the Brewers need all the bullpen help they can get, but I’m skeptical about bringing him back as a free agent. Hawkins probably can still prove serviceable in the right situation, but carries with him a fair amount of risk, and just doesn’t have the upside of other arms on the market that could justify the kind of contract he will likely command. I’ll start by saying that I wouldn’t completely be opposed to sign...
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