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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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  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...
Via Rockies Review
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies planning to keep 41-year-old closer LaTroy Hawkins

The Rockies briefly talked to the Pirates and a couple others about Colorado's 41-year-old closer LaTroy Hawkins, but with the market limited and Colorado interested in picking up Hawkins' option, the Rockies are planning to keep the righty reliever.
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  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...
Via WHYGAVS?
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates believed to be interested in Hawkins

The Rockies don’t appear to be willing to make a major trade at Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, but interest could pick up in a smaller deal for closer LaTroy Hawkins. The Rockies won the first two games against the Pirates this weekend by big margins, so Hawkins was not forced into a save opportunity. However, the Pirates are believed to be interested in the 41-year-old...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies need to think long-term at trade deadline

Remember back in December when Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the Rockies should make the playoffs twice every five years? Well, the last time the Rockies made the playoffs was 2009, and a injury-riddled June doesn’t inspire optimism about their chances in 2014. All of which begs the question, if the Rockies aren’t going to start hitting...
Via Mile High Sports
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: LaTroy Hawkins isn't ready to retire

Being a pitcher in major league baseball is a hard job. The way hitters are today, if a pitcher has a weakness, then hitters know how to find it and exploit it. To be a pitcher that has been around the league for more than 15 years says a lot about that pitcher as a player and a person. One of those pitchers is LaTroy Hawkins of the Colorado Rockies. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweeted...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies manager Walt Weiss is standing by LaTroy Hawkins

Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins hasn't been slamming the door on opposing offenses lately, but manager Walt Weiss is standing by him. "I look at the body of work for the whole season," Weiss said Wednesday. "He's had a couple of tough ones the last couple of times out, but I think his stuff is still intact. I think some of his pitches have been elevated, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Manager Says He Misses LaTroy Hawkins In That Clubhouse

There are quite a few posts out there this morning gravitating around LaTroy Hawkins and the Mets decision not to re-sign him. Andy Martino of the Daily News however, takes the most pointed approach. Hawkins, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rockies, is second in the league with nine saves and has a 2.38 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 12 appearances with no blown saves. ...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 blown saves. The veteran righthander...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

First win of the season is a nail biter for the Colorado Rockies

Jordan Lyles had a pretty good start in his Rockies debut.When the Colorado Rockies signed LaTroy Hawkins and immediately dubbed him as the closer, many fans were scratching their heads.Rex Brothers was coming off of a near-All-Star appearance and performed very well in the closer's role for the final six weeks of the season. He seemed to be the closer-in-waiting anyway when...
Via Rockies Review
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies hand closer's job to 41-year-old Hawkins

The Colorado Rockies' new closer is an old familiar face. On the first day of spring training Monday, 41-year-old LaTroy Hawkins was given the job by manager Walt Weiss. Hawkins was a member of the Rockies in 2007 when they lost to Boston in the World Series. He saved 13 games last season for the New York Mets. With fond memories of his earlier one-year stint with the Rockies...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins says he's ready to be Rockies' closer

A healthy LeTroy Hawkins says he can still be an effective pitcher, even in his 20th season on a major-league mound. The right-handed reliever, who turns 41 on Dec. 21, said Friday that he's eager to step into the closer role for the Rockies, adding that he's fit to deliver. "You pitch, and play, not feeling 100 percent a lot in this game, (but) my arm is healthy,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies’ Sign Hawkins, Teams Continue To Not Pay For Saves

This week, the Rockies signed relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to bolster the back end of their bullpen. It’s an interesting move on two levels. First, it’s pretty remarkable just how long Hawkins’ career has lasted. Second, it’s another data point that shows that teams are less and less willing to pay big bucks for saves. When Hawkins suits up for his second go-round with Colorado...
Via Fangraphs
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Colorado Rockies for $2.25 MM earlier in the week — and according to reports, the Mets low-balled him. While I can understand not wanting to invest in a player of his age, the fact that the Mets didn’t match $2.25 million is somewhat telling. Of course, he has almost no opportunity to close here anymore considering Bobby...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Faith In Vic Black

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Colorado Rockies for $2.25 MM earlier in the week — and according to reports, the Mets low-balled him. While I can understand not wanting to invest in a player of his age, the fact that the Mets didn’t match $2.25 million is somewhat telling. Of course, he has almost no opportunity to close here anymore considering...
Via MetsMinor.net
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. 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. Sandy Alderson weighed in on the deal this afternoon and according to...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Hawkins agrees to deal with Rockies

LaTroy Hawkins is returning to the Colorado Rockies and the veteran reliever may just possibly wind up as their closer. Hawkins agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal on Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has yet to be announced and is still pending a physical. The right...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Offseason 2014: Marlon Byrd and LaTroy Hawkins Are Gone. Is This A Sign?

If you can get away with something cheaper [than $1,000,000.00] as the Mets did for the innings they squeezed out of [LaTroy] Hawkins and the hits they derived from Marlon Byrd ($700K), fan-freaking-tastic. There are budgets and strategies and dozens of contracts to take into consideration. Don’t throw money away if you don’t have to. But geez, I hope the Mets weren’t overcome...
Via Mets360.com
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Hawkins agrees to deal with Rockies

LaTroy Hawkins is returning to the Colorado Rockies and the veteran reliever may just possibly wind up as their closer. Hawkins agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal on Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has yet to be announced and is still pending a physical. The right...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Mets were right to let LaTroy Hawkins leave

Last year when the Mets signed veterans Marlon Byrd and LaTroy Hawkins, the collective reaction from the fanbase was a giant yawn. Then those two players went out and had nice seasons. Now fans are upset because the Mets let both Byrd and Hawkins sign elsewhere, seemingly without even making a financial offer to bring them back in 2014. It seems strange given the recent history...
Via Mets360.com
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hits & Misses: Hawkins Outrage, Fred’s Pain, Jhonny Be Good, Cano Is Loco

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Limpin'

In February, LaTroy Hawkins will be an instructor to young players in Brazil as he tries to expose baseball to regions not known for baseball. It's that kind of baseball philanthropy that probably explains the last year of Hawkins' life ... trying to expose baseball to another region that hasn't seen baseball lately: Flushing. Hawkins' attempts to teach children...
Via Metstradamus
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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