Dec 9, 2007

LaTroy Hawkins?

Is he the best Cashman can do? Apparently, as the Yanks are close to signing him to a one-year, $3.75 million deal. The cons are that Hawkins is nothing special - literally, he has a career 101 ERA+, 1.47 whip and just 5.9 k/9. To top it off, he has high ERAs against every AL East team.

The pros include a groundball inducer (8th in MLB in '07) and a short-term deal. Also, his career ERA+ is a bit misleading - it's skewed by some horrible early years; since his age 27 season, he's had just one below average ERA+.

Update 9:35
It's official.

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