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Closer Report – April 24th 2014

Let’s talk about major league bullpens. They suck. Closers suck. Trying to get saves sucks. Managers suck. Check out our show from last night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-OKpSJS5gM and you’ll see just how I feel about closers, bullpens and more importantly managers. Starting at about the 53:15 mark and I just kind of lose it shortly after the 55:00 mark. So saves are the...
Via FF Locker Room
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel Interupts Phillies/Rockies Game

During the bottom of the third inning in last night’s National League matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies, the crowd went wild and the announcers weren’t sure what was going on. A squirrel had somehow made it onto the field of play and the umpires had to pause the game several times for a few seconds as the squirrel ran around for over five minutes...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Nicasio's education continued in Rockies' win over Padres

The education of Juan Nicasio continued Tuesday night in the Rockies' 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. A quartet of relievers finished the job, with closer LaTroy Hawkins notching his third save with a crisp ninth inning that ended with a 5-4-3 double play. Always blessed with a thunderbolt four-seam fastball, Nicasio is learning how to master his slider and split-finger...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies bullpen shows it can do the job in 1-0 win in San Francisco

Tommy Kahnle worked out of a jam that helped the Rockies win.The misery that accompanies the Colorado Rockies in San Francisco took a day off.The Rockies are on a mission to prove that they are an improved team. They have filled many of the holes that caused them to finish dead last in the National League West over the past two seasons. However, one area that has been the biggest...
Via Rockies Review
11 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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

Colorado signs LaTroy Hawkins, name him closer for some reason

The Colorado Rockies have signed veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with second-year option worth $2.25 million. That unto itself is not that noteworthy. Hawkins is a solid reliever and that contract is perfectly reasonable given his track record. What makes this either headscratchingly stupid or sneakily brilliant is that when announcing the signing...
Via The Outside Corner
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds make new signings

The Colorado Rockies have signed LaTroy Hawkins to a 1 year, $2.5 million contract. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, is coming off an excellent season in which he posted a 2.93 ERA and 55/10 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings. He also pitched for the Rockies in 2007. He will join as a closer, where he was impressive going 13-for-16 in save chances last season. Hawkins will undergo...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawkins Signs $2.25 Million Deal With Rockies, “Blew Away” Mets Offer

The Rockies have agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. 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. As for the Mets, the Daily News reports...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins Signs One Year, $2.25 Million Deal With Rockies

The Rockies have agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. 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. Mets were interested but never made an...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Bullpen Takes A Hit: LaTroy Hawkins Signs with the Rockies

Hawkins has reached a 1-year deal with the Rockies for 2.5 million (Source. Source.) The contract comes with a 2.25 million option and a 250 K buyout. The word right now is Hawkins will be the closer in Colorado. As of now there is no word if the Mets offered a contract but I find it hard to believe the money in this case was the issue, my gut right now says its the closer part....
Via 213 Miles From Shea
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vic Black Was Heartbroken After Trade, LaTroy Hawkins Helped and Welcomed Him

In an interview with The Beanball, Mets reliever Vic Black revealed he was slightly heartbroken when the Pittsburgh Pirates traded him last season. What was your reaction when you were traded by the organization that drafted you to the New York Mets? Ben, honestly I was slightly heart broken. In a sense, I felt as though I had been put up for adoption. But like I’ve explained to...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins Has “Irons In The Fire”

MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, reports that former Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins has not been contacted by the Houston Astros, but the veteran righthander said he has “irons in the fire.” The Astros are believed to be one of 5-7 teams pursuing Hawkins. The Colorado Rockies are also believed to have strong interest in him. At the beginning of the offseason, there was a lot of...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB taking baseball around the world

Veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins hasn't forgotten the lessons that helped him become a major league pitcher. And he remembers how they were taught. "They explained pitching to me in basketball terms," Hawkins said of Rick Tomlin, Dan Rohn and Rick Anderson, who managed and coached in the Minnesota Twins farm system during the 1990s. "They talked about touch and...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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