Angels Close To Deal With LaTroy Hawkins

The Angels are close to signing LaTroy Hawkins, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. This matches up with comments made earlier today by GM Jerry Dipoto, indicating the Angels were moving toward shoring up their bullpen. The deal is expected to be for one year, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

The Brewers also have interest in Hawkins, who posted a 2.42 ERA in 48 1/3 innings for Milwaukee in 2011.


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51 Comments on "Angels Close To Deal With LaTroy Hawkins"


Josh Gedert
3 years 8 months ago

SWAG

BK
3 years 8 months ago

Was going to LOL, but I love this an Angels fan.  At least we are spending pennies on relief instead of dollars.  History has shown that relief corps are highly inconsistent year over year so if we are gonna spend do it small.  There are only so many relievers you can sign. More money for everyday players!  Nice JeDi.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

I agree so he better be in the thousand’s range

3 years 8 months ago

I like, I like

3 years 8 months ago

I’m amazed that LaTroy “Gas Can” Hawkins has still managed to find work

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

yeah that 2.42 ERA and 1.9 BB/9 last year…awful

3 years 8 months ago

The man was a flaming gas can with the Cubs.

Much like Fernando Rodney, you better get used to praying

bobskube
3 years 8 months ago

Maybe it was the curse. He’s been damn solid since then.

3 years 8 months ago

A 38yr old pitcher with a LOSING record?  Nice going Halos…

3 years 8 months ago

>Record

You’re a tard.

3 years 8 months ago

MY BAD Everyone…thought we were signing a STARTER – we all make mistakes (caught up on the CJ posts all day..)

3 years 8 months ago

Sounds like someone needs a hug. =(

3 years 8 months ago

Sounds like someone needs a hug. =(

bobskube
3 years 8 months ago

His record still wouldn’t matter even if he was a starter.

3 years 8 months ago

Really?
Weaver 82-47
Haren 107-84
Santana 87-67
*CJ Wilson 43-35*

3 years 8 months ago

MY BAD Everyone…thought we were signing a STARTER – we all make mistakes (caught up on the CJ posts all day..)

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

Mariano Rivera had a losing record last year…sigh.

3 years 8 months ago

MY BAD Everyone…thought we were signing a STARTER – we all make mistakes (caught up on the CJ posts all day..)

3 years 8 months ago

MY BAD Everyone…thought we were signing a STARTER – we all make mistakes (caught up on the CJ posts all day..)

Tbell16
3 years 8 months ago

He was good last year but his career ERA is 4.48

Adam R
3 years 8 months ago

Gotta replace Fernando Rodney with something resembling a relief pitcher

3 years 8 months ago

They just replaced Rodney with his older step brother

3 years 8 months ago

They just replaced Rodney with his older step brother

3 years 8 months ago

Yeah, that woulda been nice…too bad they signed Hawkins.

Whole_New_World
3 years 8 months ago

Oh, LaTroy, you dirty whore. Posting gaudy stats until the crucial games, where you fold.

Just ask the fans of the Twins, Cubs, Giants, Rockies, Astros, Yankees….

Perfect for the Halos, though.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

If the game is close..I’m pretty sure and Hope Mike would be smart enough to put in Downs Or Walden..and The offseason isn’t over..I don’t see this being the last move for pen help

3 years 8 months ago

OH SO YOU ARE SAYING HAWKINS RESEMBLES A RELIEF PITCHER HELL PAY ME 1 MILL I CAN GO THRU THE MOTIONS TOO THEN I WOULD RESEMBLE A RELIEF PITCHER UNBELIEABLE WEVE GONE FROM POSSIBLY BEING IN THE KING ALBERT SWEEPSTAKES TO HAWKINS GREAT MOVE DIPOTO OYUR JUST AS BAD AS THE 2 IDIOTS YOU TOOK OVER FROM OR IS THE REAL GM ARTE

3 years 8 months ago

Man you are the ultimate sage.

CyYoungSuppan
3 years 8 months ago

Not only are you raging with all caps, you yelled like that in one breath!

CyYoungSuppan
3 years 8 months ago

Not only are you raging with all caps, you yelled like that in one breath!

3 years 8 months ago

OH SO YOU ARE SAYING HAWKINS RESEMBLES A RELIEF PITCHER HELL PAY ME 1 MILL I CAN GO THRU THE MOTIONS TOO THEN I WOULD RESEMBLE A RELIEF PITCHER UNBELIEABLE WEVE GONE FROM POSSIBLY BEING IN THE KING ALBERT SWEEPSTAKES TO HAWKINS GREAT MOVE DIPOTO OYUR JUST AS BAD AS THE 2 IDIOTS YOU TOOK OVER FROM OR IS THE REAL GM ARTE

Kingmojo101
3 years 8 months ago

im not going to lie but i really like this deal,i was thinking latroy can setup or even be 7th inning relief. i likey

3 years 8 months ago

Sounds like a good move. We need some veteran leadership in the bullpen as much as we really need the arm. If he pitches like last year, it’s a bonus. If he just does ok and provide the leadership, great.

3 years 8 months ago

Oh no,
I remember this guy when is was supposed to save the Cubs!

3 years 8 months ago

Oh no,
I remember this guy when is was supposed to save the Cubs!

Thurman8er
3 years 8 months ago

Had a mental “ugh” until I remembered that he’s not Rodney, Rodriguez, Palmer, Kohn, or Jepsen.  Yeah, okay.

Thurman8er
3 years 8 months ago

Had a mental “ugh” until I remembered that he’s not Rodney, Rodriguez, Palmer, Kohn, or Jepsen.  Yeah, okay.

3 years 8 months ago

People, relax… I’m sure this won’t prevent the Angels from making a big deal for an impact player, IF they decide to do so… if they’re going to shore up their bullpen, I’d rather see them do a signing like this, as opposed to $40+ mil for Ryan Madson, or whatever he’ll cost… As for the CJ Wilson thing, I still hope it doesn’t happen…the Marlins throwing in a 6th year could be doing the Halos a favor… then they might have money to go after Darvish or …maybe, maybe, just maybe…fingers crossed… Fielder. Then they can trade for a starter.

Thurman8er
3 years 8 months ago

Not sure why I never considered Darvish as a possibility.  I guess I already had him in pinstripes.  That would be nice.

3 years 8 months ago

I think Boston’s a bigger threat for Darvish than the Yanks, to tell the truth… technically, the Yankees are set 1-5 in the rotation, but Boston’s in trouble… Could also see the Mariners sneaking in, given their strong Japanese fan base…

Thurman8er
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t think it will be Boston, partly because of their failure with big signings of late, but mostly because of Dice K.  Darvish is filthy.  Yes, please.

3 years 8 months ago

Not to mention, DiPoto did say in one of his first interviews after becoming GM that he did want to increase the Angels’ visibility in Asia… what better way to do that than getting Darvish?

Thurman8er
3 years 8 months ago

Okay, I have to go pick up my trusty grain of salt again.  Getting drool on myself and completely forgetting about that embolism I had last year after getting the Crawford news.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months ago

Screw Darvish..I prefer all money on Prince..Or Angels Signing Kuroda and A-ram..Would have Preferred Buerhle but.. Miami over here have been the Yanks this offseason..

3 years 8 months ago

People, relax… I’m sure this won’t prevent the Angels from making a big deal for an impact player, IF they decide to do so… if they’re going to shore up their bullpen, I’d rather see them do a signing like this, as opposed to $40+ mil for Ryan Madson, or whatever he’ll cost… As for the CJ Wilson thing, I still hope it doesn’t happen…the Marlins throwing in a 6th year could be doing the Halos a favor… then they might have money to go after Darvish or …maybe, maybe, just maybe…fingers crossed… Fielder. Then they can trade for a starter.

Eddie Millhauser
3 years 8 months ago

I’ve learned something, you people can NEVER be totally satisfied.
Hawkins should be a good sign for one year. 

Tom R
3 years 8 months ago

A little bit of consistency in the pen is what we need.  Need I remind everyone of names like Rodney, Speier and Jepsen?  All very capable of walking the bases loaded.  Hawkins has a decent BB/K ratio and will be pretty cheap.  Not a lot of risk here.