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Rockies Weiss goes to Adam Ottavino in closer role for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Right-hander Adam Ottavino has earned the closer job for the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies. Manager Walt Weiss made the announcement before Wednesday night's series finale at San Francisco. LaTroy Hawkins was moved out of the closer job Monday after he blew a save a day earlier in a 6-5 loss to Chicago Cubs, surrendering Dexter Fowler's two-out, two-run homer...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Hawkins, Stubbs take on the #BelowtheLine challenge

What would you buy if you only had $15 to spend for a week's worth of groceries? The Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs recorded a video last month of them shopping for food with only $15. The two of them were promoting the #BelowtheLine challenge on behalf of the Major League Baseball Players Trust to raise awareness for people living in extreme poverty. The $15 is actually...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies need to halt JV Sundays

It was the sixth bleepity-bleeping game of the season. The sixth! Just this past Sunday, the Colorado Rockies carried an impressive 4-1 mark into the series finale with the Chicago Cubs. It was one of those glorious Colorado days – clear blue skies, warm but not too hot – perfect for daytime baseball. But unlike most Sundays over the past two seasons, this one actually felt like...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Betancourt shines in return to closer role

The Colorado Rockies left Denver for their six-game, divisional road trip this week with major concerns at closer after LaTroy Hawkins (1-1) blew consecutive, two-run save opportunities. As a result, team manager Walt Weiss relieved Hawkins of his closing duties “for the time being” before Colorado’s matchup with the San Francisco Giants on Monday. The 42-year-old righty blew...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Closer change in Colorado

After two blown saves, the Rockies have decided to give LaTroy Hawkins a "break" from the closer's role. 39-year-old Rafael Betancourt notched Monday's save, and while it's possible that he could inherit the job, it seems unlikely. On Monday, Rockies manager Walt Weiss noted his team's "multiple pieces that have pitched late in games in this league and closed games in this league...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies move LaTroy Hawkins out of closer role for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) LaTroy Hawkins is being moved out of Colorado's closer role for the time being, though manager Walt Weiss isn't ruling out the right-hander returning to ninth-inning duties. Manager Walt Weiss spoke with Hawkins on Monday and called it a ''breather'' for the 42-year-old, who is planning to retire after this season. Hawkins blew a save in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins’ last blown save

Not all losses are created equally, no matter what the standings say. Sure, every defeat officially counts the same in the loss column, but everyone who has ever played, coached or watched a sporting event knows that some L’s are much bigger than one negative tick mark on the season ledger. In baseball, it’s hard to pin the outcome of a season on any one game; when a team plays...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Damn I Wish Hawkins Wasn’t Your Closer

As the Greek myth goes, the Yellin' of LaTroy is the closer that launched thousands of fantasy baseballers to the waiver wire to pick up his set-up man, Adam Ottavino. There's something to that great myth. There's also the Greek myth about the LaTrojan Horse. In that one, the Greeks sent a closer that seemed like a workhorse onto the field, but once the battle began the LaTrojan...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler's homer off Hawkins gives Cubs 6-5 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer off LaTroy Hawkins with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on a blustery Sunday. Hawkins (1-1) hung a slider to Fowler, who drove it into the right-field seats. It was the first homer of the season for the former Rockies player. Neil Ramirez (1-0) earned the win by getting...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Dexter Fowler Obliterates Baseball Off Of Former Cubs’ Closer

The Chicago Cubs were trailing 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Following an RBI-single from pinch hitter Wellington Castillo, the Cubs were still trailing by one. Luckily for the Cubs, Colorado put in closer LaTroy Hawkins, so in other words Chicago had a great chance to win. Former Rockies’ outfielder Dexter Fowler was the Cubs’...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Closer Carousel Continues

Keith AllisonDellin Betances came on in the 8th inning for the New York Yankees, trailing 2-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays. His struggles from Spring Training continued in his first appearance of the MLB season, walking two batters, giving up a hit and a run scored.  The Yankees scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th off Brett Cecil (blown save, runs charged to Aaron Loup) and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod, LaTroy Hawkins last players left from work stoppages

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Alex Rodriguez and LaTroy Hawkins are the dinosaurs, the last relics remaining from baseball's era of labor strife. Of the 8,343 men who have appeared in the major leagues since the first walkout in 1972, they are the only active players who sat out during a work stoppage. ''Wow. Longevity,'' Hawkins said one morning at spring training. ''And let's hope we...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Name Luke Gregerson Closer

The MLB closer carousel has begun, starting with the Houston Astros naming Luke Gregerson their closer, over Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek. All three pitchers had nice spring training stats and the Astros will be tough to beat with a lead late in games. PlayerERAGIPHERHRBBSOAVGWHIP Gregerson1.3576.2310160.1430.60 Neshek1.5066.0311150.1430.67 Qualls0.0065.2200030.1110.35 The Los...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  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...
Via World Series Dreaming
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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
Via Stack
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...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
Via Tireball.com
December 12, 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 / gettyimages.com According to Aaron Gleeman, the Colorado Rockies officially decided to exercise their $2.25 million option...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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.
Via Tireball.com
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Rockies Review
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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