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    Hawkins being shopped

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    The Yankees are aggressively shopping right-hander LaTroy Hawkins, two rival executives say, intending to clear a spot for a reliever who currently is at Class AAA. Righty J.B. Cox, who missed all of last season after undergoing elbow-ligament transplant surgery, is one candidate; he began the season at Class A, but has since moved to AAA, where he has allowed one run in 12 1/3 innings. Righty David Robertson, who began the season at AA, also has been impressive at AAA. Hawkins, signed to a one-year, $3.75 million free-agent contract, has a 6.08 ERA in 22 appearances . . .
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Good luck. If the Yanks want to unload Hawkins, they'll likely have to eat his salary.
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePride1967
    Good luck. If the Yanks want to unload Hawkins, they'll likely have to eat his salary.
    It's not such a big bite.
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    This is from a Denver newspaper on 6/1/08
    LaTroy Hawkins' future is becoming increasingly uncertain with the Yankees. He's been too inconsistent. If the Rockies climb back to respectability, his return would make sense. But for now they are waiting on the return of Luis Vizcaino and Kip Wells in a few weeks.
    http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_9434594

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Might as well DFA him, is 2 million for 1 year a big deal? I doubt we get anything for him.
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Ummmm, just DFA him and be done with it.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    what a horrific signing this was in the beginning...everyone knew Latroy would be terrible I don't know what cash was thinking
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    This is similar to the Tavarez situation. The Sox let word out that he's being shopped, noone wanted him and then he got DFA'd. Same will happen here.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by JavyVazquezIsSick
    Ummmm, just DFA him and be done with it.
    This.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84
    This is similar to the Tavarez situation. The Sox let word out that he's being shopped, noone wanted him and then he got DFA'd. Same will happen here.
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    thankfully it's a one-year contract
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Is there a market for a 6 Era reliever?
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    bye bye Latroy....please leave ASAP...Robbie should take 22 back...
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    I can't see any team trading for him unless he turns things around and right now he isn't pitching much for us so that's unlikely to happen.

    Might as well DFA him, but I can't fault the team for double checking if anyone would trade something for him. If we're going to eat the salary might as make sure we can't get something for doing so.

    The good news is that Latroy either way is likely gone pretty soon, so let's all celebrate that.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by primetime714
    I can't see any team trading for him unless he turns things around and right now he isn't pitching much for us so that's unlikely to happen.

    Might as well DFA him, but I can't fault the team for double checking if anyone would trade something for him. If we're going to eat the salary might as make sure we can't get something for doing so.
    Well since he will likely not be able to add anything to his current value over the next 10 days or so, why not DFA him regardless?

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84
    Well since he will likely not be able to add anything to his current value over the next 10 days or so, why not DFA him regardless?
    I wouldn't have a problem with it. I think the Yankees are preparing to DFA him, but want to at least double check if they can get anything in return for him even though they probably know that's unlikely.

    Either way it looks like he'll be gone soon. I can wait a few more days as I think our bullpen has done a decent job and can wait a little longer before we call up another arm from AAA especially if it is Robertson or Cox as more innings in AAA won't hurt either of them.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Shopped? He should've never been picked up by the Yankees. He was inconsistent with Baltimore, was pretty shaky with the Rockies as well. That being said most teams see how he performs and likely won't give anything of value to acquire him. Like previous posters have said, just DFA him.
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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Hawkins could have value to a NL team as he did well last year for the Rockies. If Colorado somehow climbs back into the division race maybe a deal could be worked out to get Spilborghs with Hawkins being a piece.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by DontHateOnNumber2
    Shopped? He should've never been picked up by the Yankees. He was inconsistent with Baltimore, was pretty shaky with the Rockies as well. That being said most teams see how he performs and likely won't give anything of value to acquire him. Like previous posters have said, just DFA him.
    I wouldn't say his brief tenure with the Rockies was shaky -- he posted a 140 ERA+ last season with them. I'd sign up for that any day of the week from my middle relief.

    Speaking of which, that might explain his signing. The only people who bested that ERA+ last season out of our bullpen was Mariano Rivera (142), Ross Ohlendorf (157), Mike Myers (168), Ian Kennedy (236), and Joba Chamberlain (1192). Of those, only Rivera and Ohlendorf were intended to stay in the bullpen over the full course of this season. (That, and we all know what a joke Myers's ERA and ERA+ are; he allowed 19 inherited runners to score as a Yankee last season in mostly one-batter appearances.)

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by groovitude
    I wouldn't say his brief tenure with the Rockies was shaky -- he posted a 140 ERA+ last season with them. I'd sign up for that any day of the week from my middle relief.
    Wait, wait...so you're telling us that you'd sign up Hawkins because he had 1 decent year even with his track record of being pure garbage?

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    I don't care if they trade him or DFA him ... just make him go away ... and if he wants to take Farnsworth with him ... and Pavano ... I should stop now



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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    What moron is going to take Hawkins from the Yankees and what are you going to get for him?

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Hated this move from the start... I wouldn't be a told you so guy but I saw this one going bad from the start...

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeesAce4Life
    Wait, wait...so you're telling us that you'd sign up Hawkins because he had 1 decent year even with his track record of being pure garbage?
    What track record of being "pure garbage"?

    His ERA has been better than league average every year since 2002. Since 2000, he has averaged an ERA+ of 151.

    Has he underperformed this year? Lamentably, yes. But you can't seriously tell me that he has had just "one decent year" unless you're relying solely on memory and aren't looking at his numbers.

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    Re: Hawkins being shopped

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeesAce4Life
    Wait, wait...so you're telling us that you'd sign up Hawkins because he had 1 decent year even with his track record of being pure garbage?
    I'll take the garbage that produced ERA+ of 210, 243, 167, 113, 102 & 140 please.

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