Tigers, White Sox, Padres Have Interest In Hawpe

9:34pm: The Tigers are interested in Hawpe, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).

5:03pm: The Padres and White Sox have asked the Rockies about Brad Hawpe, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (all Twitter links). Chicago’s interest hinges on the pursuit of Adam Dunn and the Padres’ interest may have softened, now that they have acquired Miguel Tejada.

Hawpe, who hit his seventh homer this afternoon, began the day with a .259/.337/.439 line. The 31-year-old has about $2.8MM remaining on his contract this year. The Rockies have a $10MM option for 2011 with a $500K buyout. If the Rockies trade Hawpe, he can void the option.


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25 Comments on "Tigers, White Sox, Padres Have Interest In Hawpe"


Nicolas_C
5 years 1 month ago

Hawpe would be a good acquisition for the White Sox. His stock is low now, so he wouldn’t require much in return. He’s a good hitter that can play the outfield and first to spell Paulie, but would mostly be used as a DH, pushing Mark Kotsay to hopefully the minors.

drew6
5 years 1 month ago

Finally Padres GM is moving

Uncontested
5 years 1 month ago

Really? Brad Hawpe? Aren’t we supposed to be trying to add someone BETTER than Kotsay/Andruw Jones?

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month ago

Hawpe is way better than these guys and hits for more power

Uncontested
4 years 11 months ago

old comment but how exactly does some no name bum hit for more HRs than a guy that has over 400 HRs?

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month ago

Hawpe wouldn”t come cheap as he is a type A Free Agent but he will not require a load. An all star a year ago, he is starting to find his stroke. He would be a good trade for the chisox and the rox need a few prospects not a power hitting 1B/Of that isn’t consistent

slidingintobase
5 years 1 month ago

He wouldn’t be offered arbitration so type wouldn’t matter. It looks more like a salary dump.

5 years 1 month ago

yes! get rid of him idmediatley hes becoming the the next atkins!

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month ago

not yet .220 without power is different than .260 with

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 1 month ago

Type A free agent? for real? with .259 an 7 bombs? ” I don’t believe you” – Ron burgundy

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month ago

was an all star a year ago, and it would be after nxt yr

SaveMeJebus
5 years 1 month ago

Yeesh…how much of an upgrade over Kotsay is this? Only 7 HR in Colorado? I like the Berkman idea better as Plan B.

5 years 1 month ago

I would be happy if we added Hawpe but not if it comes at a price of hudson, viciedo, flowers, danks or morel. If ur talking Jon Gilmore and Johnny Nunez im fine with it

5 years 1 month ago

i live in colorado but i am a WS fan. I have seen hawpe for a few years and the white sox DO NOT WANT HIM, he is not an everyday starter for a reason

5 years 1 month ago

Hawpe is better than his current numbers. He wouldn’t be brought in (to SD) to hit HR’s. The guy can hit for average if he wants to, and has a nice all-fields swing that would be perfect in Petco Park…

verlander
5 years 1 month ago

I like Hawpe.

5 years 1 month ago

i like ike

drumzalicious
5 years 1 month ago

I’m really hoping Frank Wren is in on him as well.

drumzalicious
5 years 1 month ago

I’m really hoping Frank Wren is in on him as well.

RBomb2844
5 years 1 month ago

There aren’t a whole lot of outfielders left on the market. Hart, DeJesus, and Werth are all gone. Boston may look to trade once Jacoby is activated but I can’t really think of anyone that is a decent defender that the Padres could acquire. Angels are trying to dump Matsui and Rivera and the Padres have been mentioned in Jermaine Dye rumors, so considering the alternatives, Hawpe would not be a bad pick up.

marinest21
5 years 1 month ago

You know there is a Padres faithful, and we don’t consider ourselves to be bandwaggoners.

stevegarveyisnotmypadre
5 years 1 month ago

Dude, that is beautiful! The original ‘Melo! And if the Pods are really looking for someone who may be willing to play cheap; say for a case of Vick’s Vapor Rub, let’s ring up Kevin Mitchell.

What are the chances that the Friars arrange with the Brewers to claim T. Hoff off of waivers in August, so that he can go out a Padre, and perhaps on a team that can go deep into the playoffs based on pitching and hitting in the clutch?

stevegarveyisnotmypadre
5 years 1 month ago

Dude, that is beautiful! The original ‘Melo! And if the Pods are really looking for someone who may be willing to play cheap; say for a case of Vick’s Vapor Rub, let’s ring up Kevin Mitchell.

What are the chances that the Friars arrange with the Brewers to claim T. Hoff off of waivers in August, so that he can go out a Padre, and perhaps on a team that can go deep into the playoffs based on pitching and hitting in the clutch?

5 years 1 month ago

i agree with marinest21. there are plenty of true sand and blue padres fans

thepadsquad
5 years 1 month ago

I would really like it if the padres picked up hoffman as long he is only for middle relief. Besides i wanna hear hells bells at petco