Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:28:42 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins will compete with RP Rex Brothers for the closer's role in spring training next year. Hawkins went 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 13 saves for the New York Mets in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: Brothers performed well in his first taste of the ninth at the end of last season, and we fully expect him to win the job over Hawkins, who personally said he wasn't fond of closing out games last season with the Mets.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:43:19 -0800
Updating a previous item, Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins will be paid $2.25 million for the 2014 season, but his contract also carries a $2.25 million option for 2015 or a $500,000 buyout. The deal will be official on Thursday, Nov. 21, if Hawkins passes a physical.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:30:48 -0800
The Colorado Rockies and free-agent RP LaTroy Hawkins (Mets) agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal Monday, Nov. 18. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Hawkins will be the team's closer.
Fantasy Tip: The declaration of Hawkins as the closer might be jumping the gun a bit, as Rex Brothers certainly will have something to say about that in spring training. Hawkins is a retread with a lot of miles, and if he should win the job, don't expect him to be among the elite fantasy options. It is likely he is used in a setup role instead.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 09:34:02 -0800
The New York Mets likely will re-sign free-agent RP LaTroy Hawkins this offseason. The Mets are one of two teams that have contacted Hawkins this offseason.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:35:00 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are interested in signing free-agent RP LaTroy Hawkins (Mets), according to a source. Hawkins made $1 million this year and had a 2.93 ERA and 13 saves in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies would almost assuredly use Hawkins in some sort of a setup role if they signed him.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:19:55 -0700
New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins will be rested Thursday, Sept. 26. RP Victor Black will pitch in a save situation if one arises.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:12:50 -0700
New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins said Sunday, Sept. 22, that he wants to continue his career, pitching during the 2014 season.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:05:12 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) will need surgery to fix a herniated disc in his neck, according to a baseball source. Parnell went 5-5 with a 2.16 ERA and had 22 saves in 26 chances this season.
Fantasy Tip: It was unlikely that Parnell was going to be able to return this season before the surgery news. You can now safely drop him if you were holding out hope for a return. LaTroy Hawkins should continue to pitch in save situations.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:04:14 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco is unavailable to pitch Monday, Sept. 9, because manager Terry Collins doesn't want to rush him back too soon and is uncomfortable having him pitch back-to-back days.
Fantasy Tip: Francisco set up LaTroy Hawkins in the team's victory Sunday, so don't expect Frank Frank to steal away the closing duties before the end of the season.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:03:16 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols and former teammate Torii Hunter, now of the Detroit Tigers, reportedly came close to fighting with each other during a team meeting last season. Not long before the meeting, Hunter had a confrontation in the dugout with SP C.J. Wilson. Pujols confronted Hunter during the meeting, unaware that the two players had already settled their differences. Pujols and Hunter exchanged words, with Hunter accusing Pujols of being a bad teammate even when the Angels won because of his tendency to pout if he didn't get any hits. After Pujols told Hunter to shut up, Hunter charged Pujols from the other end of the clubhouse but ended up being restrained by RP LaTroy Hawkins and OF Vernon Wells. Hunter and Pujols eventually settled the dispute and remain friends.