The LaTroy Hawkins Derby
Wow, who knew 35 year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins would be such a hot commodity?
- It started when the Rockies decided on October 31st that Hawkins was not worth a net of $3.5MM for one year. In hindsight that might've been one to exercise. The Rockies still hope to sign Hawkins but for one year.
- The Tigers have had preliminary dialogue with Hawkins' agent, with a two-year, $7MM deal the demand. Detroit has backed off on Octavio Dotel and expect David Riske to finalize his deal with the Brewers soon (the Crew had interest in Hawkins before getting Riske). As for Jeremy Affeldt, the Tigers have "mild interest."
- The Yankees are another team known to be targeting Hawkins. Troy E. Renck throws the Rangers into the mix as well.