I hate being mean…..
LaTroy Hawkins signs with Yankees for 1 year, $4 million
Hawkins is the first of a few moves the Yankees have to make in order to find a diamond in the rough at the setup man spot in their bullpen. With Joba Chamberlain moving to the rotation full time, Hawkins will compete for eighth inning calls by new manager Joe Girardi. Unfortunately for the Yankees (or fortunately) those calls will be very minimal once the Yankees see Hawkins try to handle American League lineups in big spots. His numbers in Colorado were inflated due to a .209 BABIP in Coors Field, which is unheard of, and got away with a 4.8 K/9 rate for a middle reliever.
His last appearance in the AL East came in 2006 with the Orioles and Hawkins finished with a 4.48 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 60.1 innings. His career ERA
Categories: Andrew Miller Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves Brad Lidge Brendan Harris Brian Schneider Cameron Maybin Chicago White Sox Cincinnati Reds Delmon Young Detroit Tigers Dontrelle Willis Eduardo Morlan Eric Bruntlett Eric Gagne Florida Marlins Francisco Cordero Geoff Geary Houston Astros Jason Bartlett Jon Garland Jorge Posada Jose Guillen Kansas City Royals Lastings Milledge LaTroy Hawkins Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Dodgers Mariano Rivera Matt Garza Michael Bourn Miguel Cabrera Milton Bradley Milwaukee Brewers Minnesota Twins New York Mets New York Yankees Orlando Cabrera Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Church Scott Linebrink Tampa Bay Rays Texas Rangers Tom Glavine Torii Hunter Troy Percival Washington Nationals