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    LaTroy Hawkins Agrees To One Year Deal With The Rockies

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    Of any of the Mets free agent pitchers the one that needed to be signed was LaTroy Hawkins. I thought his career was done early in the season but he proved me wrong. He especially performed well when Bobby P. went down. He was the veteran leader for the young guys too.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think so. If we can't sign a guy who wanted to sign with us, but because we didn't shell out perhaps an additional $500K he goes with the Rockies.

    Something's not right here. If this is the way we are approaching the marketplace - nothing has changed. I remain cautiously optimistic, but that may be in doubt. I'm trying to remain positive.

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    I saw this too... Very disappointed. I thought Latroy was a quality arm out of the pen last season and brought veteran leadership. I would of resigned him for sure, I wish him the best for the rockies unless he pitches against us.

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    I'd like to think we want to get younger but I would of kept Latroy around. I don't trust these cutthroats running our organization and it's a sad feeling, really.

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    I wanted him back as well but I'm in the same boat as you, cautiously optimistic. I wanna see where we stand following the winter meetings, before having any sort of opinion on where this team is headed.
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    The Rockies' one-year, $2.5MM agreement with LaTroy Hawkins "blew away" the Mets' offer to the veteran reliever, a source tells Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. Colorado also outbid the Braves, who didn't need Hawkins in either a closing or setup role, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie6986 View Post
    http://metsblog.com/metsblog/the-lat...atroy-hawkins/

    Of any of the Mets free agent pitchers the one that needed to be signed was LaTroy Hawkins. I thought his career was done early in the season but he proved me wrong.
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    Hawkins was solid and who wouldn't want a solid vet like him on the team. Every off season its more uncertainty its frustrating because no one see's the end game. Just a constant con job every year with a revolving door of budget scrubs masquerading as baseball players. A Colorado team outbidding a New York team. Its sickening

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    $2.5m for a 41-year old setup man that everybody was chewing out and mocking mid-season. He finishes decent and everybody wants him back. Bizarro fans.

    Don't chase bullpen arms with big contracts. It's bad business. Correct decision letting him go. Sandy learned his lesson on the Francisco mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzace137 View Post
    The Rockies' one-year, $2.5MM agreement with LaTroy Hawkins "blew away" the Mets' offer to the veteran reliever, a source tells Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. Colorado also outbid the Braves, who didn't need Hawkins in either a closing or setup role, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link).
    Mets probably offered him another minor league deal and said take it or leave it lol.

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    Last year was his best in the past 5 seasons, it was an outlier. Thanks Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna View Post
    Mets probably offered him another minor league deal and said take it or leave it lol.
    That's not what I read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WrightStuff82:27439435
    $2.5m for a 41-year old setup man that everybody was chewing out and mocking mid-season. He finishes decent and everybody wants him back. Bizarro fans.

    Don't chase bullpen arms with big contracts. It's bad business. Correct decision letting him go. Sandy learned his lesson on the Francisco mess.
    Im gonna agree with WrightStuff on this one. Past performance is no guarantee of future production, especially with a player of Hawkins' age.
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    LaTroy Hawkins Agrees To One Year Deal With The Rockies

    Let the excuses rain as to why the Mets let him go, he is to old, he got too much, he will not be as good, he subdues people on rowdy passengers on planes and so on.

    Bottom line is once again the Mets were out bid because they just don't want to spend what the market dictates.

    Is this a taste of things of more to come?

    God I hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    Im gonna agree with WrightStuff on this one. Past performance is no guarantee of future production, especially with a player of Hawkins' age.
    $2.5M is hardly a risk though for the potential production he could give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Let the excuses rain as to why the Mets let him go, he is to old, he got too much, he will not be as good, he subdues people on rowdy passengers on planes and so on.

    Bottom line is once again the Mets were out bid because they just don't want to spend what the market dictates.

    Is this a taste of things of more to come?

    God I hope not.

    Exactly what I was thinking. And Byrd to the Phillies without an offer from the Mets, too. I am not saying they should have signed him, but no interest from your best bat last season, kind of makes you wonder.

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