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.
1 year deal. Adds depth. Has experience. At least Dipoto knows what to offer relievers.
Good to see him get some help for the bullpen. He’s doing a good job so far I must admit.
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.
So we decided to sign Rodney’s dad? Isn’t Hawkins like 50?
i personally don’t trust walden to close. Didn’t he blow like 10 saves last year?
Cut him some slack he was a rookie
so was kimbrell and he blew like 5
If you’re trying to prove Kimbrell was impressive, congrats.
Kimbrell is better even though I’m an Angel fan he is better
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.
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!
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.
Yeh trading Mathis was such a stupid move…(SARCASM)
how’s your breaking point now
Oh I wrote a formal apology to Dipoto. I can admit when I am wrong.
refreshing to see some one step up and admit their wrong out there kudos
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…
I filled two holes cheaply on your mom last night.
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
Yeah, the Angels apparently missed out on the Josh Bard sweepstakes.
Enough with the salad…we want STEAK!!!
According to Fox’s John Morosi, we’re having steak for dinner babyyyy
I’ll believe it when it’s on my plate.
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.
got less than jon rauch. way to go mets
al era: 5.04
nl era: 2.97
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.
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!!!!!!!
And you did.