Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:08:33 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins said he will retire after the 2015 season. He is 42 years old entering his 21st season in the major leagues.
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins is a cheap saves gamble in the later rounds of your drafts. His skills are shaky on the wrong side of 40, and his K/9 dropped almost two full strikeouts last year to just 5.3. He has value because he'll start the year as the closer, and he could hold down the job early in the year. Rex Brothers is the team's closer of the future, and he's a sleeper/handcuff option as a flier.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:37:29 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins said on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" Friday, Dec. 12, that 2015 will be his final season.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:48 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins had his team option for the 2015 season exercised Friday, Oct. 31.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:25:59 -0700
Colorado Rockies CL LaTroy Hawkins blew his third save of the season Monday, Sept. 8, allowing two runs on two hits while recording just one out.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:45:05 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins and SP Jorge De La Rosa appears likely to be moved as of now, though the club isn't ruling out trading them away.
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins' departure would open up a saves vacuum likely to be filled by either Rex Brothers or Adam Ottavino, or both. JDLR would benefit from leaving Coors Field.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:25:23 -0700
The Colorado Rockies talked briefly with the Pittsburgh Pirates about RP LaTroy Hawkins, but the Rockies are likely to keep the veteran reliever. The team is interested in picking up the option on Hawkins at $2.25 million.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:50:35 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Colorado Rockies CL LaTroy Hawkins.
Thu, 22 May 2014 08:03:17 -0700
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss gave CL LaTroy Hawkins a vote of confidence. Hawkins is 10-for-11 in save chances, but hitters are hitting .314 off of him. "I look at the body of work for the whole season," Weiss said. "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 that's got him in trouble. But his velocity is the same. The action is the same. Location is what it usually comes down to." Hawkins said he thinks he's leaving pitches up in the zone.
Tue, 20 May 2014 15:13:00 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins said he would like to return for the 2015 season if he can remain healthy.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:29:46 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP Rex Brothers suffered a blown save in the eighth inning Monday, April 14, after allowing a run on three walks in an inning of work. He now has allowed seven walks and just two hits in 5 2/3 innings this year.
Fantasy Tip: For those that drafted him hoping that he'd beat out LaTroy Hawkins for the closer gig, those hopes have probably dimmed a bit. He still needs to be rostered in NL-only leagues, but he's very expendable in mixed leagues.