MLB's oldest player can't relate to today's youth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. ''It's crazy,'' Butler said. ''The guy's got a career that's lasted my life span.'' Now 42 and the oldest player in the majors, Hawkins is preparing for his final season before retirement...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball For Everyone

It may be because baseball season is right around the corner.  It may be because I’m the assistant baseball coach for my high school’s team.  It may be because said high school has a student body composed entirely of African-Americans.  Whatever the case, there were a series of issues I thought of in the middle of the night as I ended my teaching week and began this long weekend...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Releiver Axford agrees to minor league contract with Rockies

  Reliever John Axford has agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies and will try to earn a job as a setup man for closer LaTroy Hawkins. Axford was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year, when he struck out 63 and walked 36. In six seasons in the major leagues, Axford is 24-23 with a 3.40 ERA and 116 saves, including 10 for Cleveland...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford agrees to minor league contract with Rockies

DENVER (AP) Reliever John Axford has agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies and will try to earn a job as a setup man for closer LaTroy Hawkins. Axford was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year, when he struck out 63 and walked 36. In six seasons in the major leagues, Axford is 24-23 with a 3.40 ERA and 116 saves, including...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins' Epic Battle Ropes Workout

Since entering the minors in 1991, Colorado Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins has played for 10 different Major League Baseball teams. But based on his recent Instagram workout videos, you'd never
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins to retire in 2015

Former New York Met LaTroy Hawkins will retire following the 2015 season, the pitcher announced on MLB Network’s ‘Hot Stove’ Friday morning. Hawkins, 42 on Dec. 21, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1992 MLB amateur draft. The Mets inked Hawkins to a one-year contract on Jan. 31, 2013, to provide depth, and his contributions were significant. The right...
Via Around Citi
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins to Retire after 2015

Colorado Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins announced this morning on MLB Networks’ “Hot Stove” that the 2015 season will be his last. Ken Rosenthal confirmed via Twitter that Hawkins is indeed retiring following this season: #Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins just said on “Hot Stove” that this will be his last season. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2014 The...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins to retire at end of 2015 season

LaTroy Hawkins will turn 42 later this month and the relief pitcher let it be known during an interview on MLB Network that the 2015 season would be his last. Hawkins will enter the 2015 season as the closer of the Rockies after posting a 3.31 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP for the team last season. #Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins just said on “Hot Stove” that this will be his last season...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

LIST: Nine players who should retire immediately

This is a list of active players that should file retirement papers. These players are still actively trying to play at least one more season. The list does not include players that have already stated their intentions to retire, for example Derek Jeter and Adam Dunn. LaTroy Hawkins- Rockies- Hawkins has played with 10 different teams in his career. In September 2014, Hawkins...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: LaTroy Hawkins' option exercised by Colorado

While many questioned whether LaTroy Hawkins still had what it takes to pitch at the Major League level, his performance as the Colorado Rockies closer last year silenced most critics and led the Rockies to exercise his option for next season. #456557042 / According to Aaron Gleeman, the Colorado Rockies officially decided to exercise their $2.25 million option...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies pick up option on LaTroy Hawkins

In 2014 the Colorado Rockies used LaTroy Hawkins in their closers role. He responded admirably. Hawkins had a 3.31 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and notched 23 saves on 26 attempts. The Rockies should have Hawkins in a similar role again in 2015. The 41-year-old Hawkins continues to chug along. In September he picked up his 1,000th appearance becoming the 16th pitcher to appear in 1,000 or more games.
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawkins' $2.25M option exercised by Rockies

DENVER (AP) Closer LaTroy Hawkins' $2.25 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Colorado Rockies. The 41-year-old right-hander, who will be entering his 21st major league season, was 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 23 saves in 26 chances for the Rockies this season. His saves total was his highest since 2004 with the Chicago Cubs. Colorado had until Friday to make a decision...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watching teams celebrate should crush the Colorado Rockies decision-makers

Playing out the string isn't too much fun to watch.On Tuesday night it was the Pittsburgh Pirates, a few nights before it was the Angels. Tomorrow night could be the Dodgers turn.Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies finished a 3-1/2 hour game in San Diego that literally means nothing. It would have been a nail biter--if anyone still cared. Instead, while making his 998th career appearance...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense comes in clutch against Padres

Colorado 3, San Diego 2 When: 10:10 PM ET, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California Temperature: 75° Umpires: Home – Hal Gibson III, 1B – Jordan Baker, 2B – Jerry Meals, 3B – Bob Davidson Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 3, Padres 2: Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth and visiting Colorado used a pair of dazzling defense...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) Curtis Granderson hit a tying triple off former-Met LaTroy Hawkins and scored two pitches later on Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly, giving New York a 3-2 win Monday night that stopped the Colorado Rockies' four-game winning streak. After Lucas Duda's RBI double in the first, Jordan Lyles, Tommy Kahnle, Brooks Brown and Christian Friedrich pitched shutout ball through...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Rockies 2

The Mets (69-75) defeated the Colorado Rockies (59-85) by a score of 3-2 tonight at Citi Field with a stunning ninth inning comeback. What you should know: Jon Niese went 6.2 innings for the Mets, and despite allowing eight hits, he was able to hold the Rockies to only one run. Niese left with the game tied in the seventh inning and walked away with a no decision. He struck out seven...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies need to make tough decisions this offseason

Michael Cuddyer needs to be allowed to test the market.If nothing else, the Colorado Rockies are a loyal bunch.However, if Dick Monfort and his brother Charlie decide that Dan O'Dowd and company are still the best men for the job in Colorado, then they must be prepared to make some major changes on the field.If you've followed the Rockies for any amount of time, it would come as...
Via Rockies Review
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Dickerson continues breakthrough season with game-tying home run, then walk-off winner for Colorado Rockies

Corey Dickerson has been a huge surprise for the Rockies.It's been a miserable season for fans of the Colorado Rockies. There is no way around that fact. However, there have been plenty of silver linings a midst the negatives.On Saturday night at Coors Field, it looked like the same-old story as Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles walked in the game tying run in the 4th inning...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

8 Guys You Had No Clue Are Still on MLB Rosters

The baseball season is long, as are the 15 and 60-day disabled lists, as are the massive transaction lists for all 30 clubs, especially during the middle of a divisional race when every available arm or bat is crucial. The average baseball fan can hardly remember their team’s starting nine and pitching rotation from this year’s opening day, let alone if a 10-year veteran outfielder...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee actively tried to add reliever before deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers primary needs prior to the trade deadline were at first base and in the bullpen. With the deadline long gone now, their needs remain the same. While they didn't add anyone, it's not like they didn't try.Before 4 pm E.T. on Thursday, the Brewers "tried hard" to land a right-handed reliever and looked at San Diego Padres' Joaquin Benoit, Colorado Rockies' LaTroy...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

With heads firmly planted in the sand, Colorado Rockies make no moves at trade deadline

The Rockies should have dealt LaTroy Hawkins."If it is broken beyond repair, don't fix it."Those were the words of Dan Fellman, producer of seemingly every show on Mile High Sports Radio, on Thursday afternoon when talking about the Colorado Rockies lack of a move at the trade deadline in a season going down the toilet.On their way to what could become their first-ever 100 loss season...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies need to commit to a rebuild

As the trade deadline hovers, the Rockies look like they’ll be sitting on their hands, as has been the MO for most of franchise history, despite an increasingly loud call among the fans for a chance in the status quo. There are legitimate reasons for teams to not partake in the trade deadline madness – trades made at this time of year can be an overreaction to a small sample...
Via Mile High Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Will LaTroy Hawkins be a Colorado Rockie in 24 Hours?

Twenty-four hours. A lot can happen in twenty-four hours. Just ask Jack Bauer. For the Colorado Rockies, a lot needs to happen in the next twenty-four hours. Rumors are swirling around Troy Tulowitzki, like they always seem to. So too are talks regarding closer LaTroy Hawkins. Even Brett Anderson has caught the attention of interested parties. Look at this way, Colorado’s got the...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade deadline Tuesday: A roundup, and a few thoughts

I haven’t been posting much about the trade deadline to this point, because I’m just not sure there’s a ton to talk about that’s different than what’s already been discussed. Let’s do a quick rundown of what I haven’t discussed yet, based on the Pirates’ MLB Trade Rumors page. The Pirates seem interested in LaTroy Hawkins, who fits their needs only in that he is a...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies win pitching duel over Padres

Colorado 2, San Diego 1 When: 8:40 PM ET, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 74° Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Clint Fagan, 2B – Lance Barrett, 3B – Ron Kulpa Attendance: 27601 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 2, Padres 1: Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer as host Colorado slipped past San Diego to even the three-game set at one game...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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