Angels Reach Agreement With LaTroy Hawkins

The Angels and LaTroy Hawkins have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Hawkins will earn $3MM in the deal, tweets Scott Miller of CBS Sports.

The Angels had been pursuing bullpen help aggressively for weeks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter), and figure to use Hawkins as a setup man in front of closer Jordan Walden. The Angels turned their attention to Hawkins after unsuccessfully trying to acquire Ramon Ramirez from the Giants, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported that the two sides were nearing an agreement.


37 Responses to Angels Reach Agreement With LaTroy Hawkins Leave a Reply

  1. E Scalez 4 years ago

    BLOCKBUSTER! gtfo

  2. PushDown 4 years ago

    1 year deal. Adds depth. Has experience. At least Dipoto knows what to offer relievers.

  3. HolaAmigas 4 years ago

    Good to see him get some help for the bullpen. He’s doing a good job so far I must admit.

  4. Eddie Millhauser 4 years ago

    Good deal! they got the bullpen help they needed without going and getting a closer. I’m happy with this because it shows that Walden is still the guy, he frustrates me like crazy but he deserves more than just a rookie year to show off his skills.

  5. ByeByeREX 4 years ago

    So we decided to sign Rodney’s dad? Isn’t Hawkins like 50?

  6. i personally don’t trust walden to close. Didn’t he blow like 10 saves last year?

  7. Way to go Dipoto! You really are the savior of the Angels! Fart effin noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Dodgers are bankrupt and making way better moves! You better sign Madson if you have any hope of saving this off season you overated GM!

    • At least Reagins gave us Haren and extended Weaver. I reached my breaking point tonight.

      • HolaAmigas 4 years ago

        At least Reagins gave the Angels Fernando Rodney, Scott Kazmir, VERNON WELLS, Hideki Matsui, Hisanori Takahashi, AND Brian Stokes.

        Don’t forget, he even gave Napoli to the Rangers as his departing gift!

        Oh wait.

      • Ta-Kuan Fuan 4 years ago

        Reagins had no idea what he was doing. I’ve defended Reagins in the past (Haren and Teixeira trades), but he’s in over his head in regards to how to build a team. Dipoto from day 1 had a clear outline and plan on what needs to be fixed and improved upon and he’s doing it step by step.

      • Devon Henry 4 years ago

        Yeh trading Mathis was such a stupid move…(SARCASM)

      • angelyorksc 4 years ago

        how’s your breaking point now

    • HolaAmigas 4 years ago

      Dipoto is doing a fine job so far as the Angels GM. So far he’s added help for the bullpen and fixed the catching situation. Plus, Mathis isn’t even on the team anymore which is a huge help to that lineup.

      • Agreed. He was smart enough not to make a panic move so far and filled two holes cheaply.

        It’s the next move that will define how he does…

    • PushDown 4 years ago

      Improved our weakness at the catcher spot, added a bullpen arm for just one year, and very economically too. He said he 15-20 mill to spend,I don’t think he’s even spent 2 mill, so let’s holdup on the “Dipoto sucks” campaign.

      As for the Dodgers, I wouldn’t exactly say their making way better moves. If we were back in the mid 2000’s they would be making splashes, but I don’t think they acquired anyone who  was even an upgrade over who the Dodgers already had at the position. Quality over quantity. Kinda still scratching my head as to why Colleti made thos moves LOL

    • Brian Dinkel 4 years ago

      Yeah, the Angels apparently missed out on the Josh Bard sweepstakes.

  8. E Scalez 4 years ago

    Enough with the salad…we want STEAK!!!

  9. LaTroy is a solid reliever, Angels fans will love him.  He is pretty consistent, and though he lost a few MPH on the fastball, he’s good 7th-8th inning bullpen depth and definitely a good clubhouse guy.

  10. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    got less than jon rauch. way to go mets

  11. optimusdude 4 years ago

    interesting fact.

    al era: 5.04
    nl era: 2.97

    • Jon 4 years ago

      Your “fact” is missing something important and obvious: The reason his A.L. era is high is because most of his innings there were as a starter not a reliever. 

      Hawkins threw 520 inning as a starter early in his career and he was awful, with an ERA of close to 6. Once he was converted to the bullpen, he was mostly effective in the AL, putting up three years of good to great ERA (3.39, 2.13 and 1.86) and one bad year (5.96). His ERA as a reliever was about 3.20.

      Hawkins has always had an effective fastball and slider but he lacked the off-speed pitch do be an effective starter. Both pitches were effective last year, so while he’s a senior citizen, he’s a good pickup for the Angels, and I say that as someone who is not an Angels fans and who thinks the previous regime was an embarrassment in its trades and signings.

  12. He’s 38 years old, but as long as he’s still effective, I’ll accept him for the club. Now if we can just land Pujols!!!!!!!

  13. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    cherry cherry pick pick. poor walk-rate, 11 meltdowns

    walden’s a good reliever and i’d keep him in that role. but you can’t ignore his faults

  14. Scott 4 years ago

    A ROOKIE power pitching reliever with command issues?

    STOP THE PRESSES, THIS IS UNHEARD OF!

  15. HolaAmigas 4 years ago

    @Jameson, don’t forget the riot gear while you’re there.

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