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  1. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  2. LaTroy Hawkins helps subdue an unruly American Airlines passenger

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins instagram

    On his way to Chile to partake in a little dove hunting, LaTroy Hawkins got his adventure on a little early this morning, when he and another man assisted flight attendants in subduing an unruly passenger on his American Airlines flight. Hawkins wrote on instagram that the flight had to make an emergency landing in…

  3. LaTroy Hawkins plans to pitch next season at age 41

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    On the same day he saved the 100th game of his career Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he definitely plans to continue pitching next season at age 41. And performance-wise there’s certainly no reason for him to call it quits, as Hawkins has thrown 68 innings with a…

  4. Jason Giambi joins the 2,000 hit club

    Sep 8, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Cleveland Indians

    Indians DH Jason Giambi had been sitting on 1,999 career hits since August 31 and finally joined the elusive 2,000 hit club in the ninth inning this afternoon against Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins. With Giambi leading off the ninth inning, Hawkins tossed a 94 MPH fastball belt-high but inside. Giambi fought it off and blooped…

  5. Miguel Cabrera homers again, inches closer to Triple Crown

    Aug 25, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Mets

    Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered again as he continues to inch closer to the AL home run lead, and subsequently another Triple Crown. The homer, a two-run shot off of Mets starter Dillon Gee in the first inning this afternoon, marked #42 on the season, leaving him four shy of Orioles first baseman Chris…

  6. Jose Iglesias the latest to risk sterilization while playing baseball

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    The Tigers lost to the Royals 2-1 this afternoon, but that wasn’t the most painful part of the afternoon for shortstop Jose Iglesias. In the bottom of the third inning against Royals starter Danny Duffy, Iglesias squared around to bunt in a 1-1 count. Duffy’s fastball ran a little too far inside and caught Iglesias…

  7. Zack Wheeler sets career-high with 12 strikeouts as Mets win

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres

    Mets rookie starter Zack Wheeler was on point tonight against the Padres, holding them to one run on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He eclipsed his previous career-best seven strikeouts, set in his Major League debut on June 18 against the Braves, getting number eight with a fourth-inning punch-out of Jedd Gyorko.…

  8. Unfazed by comebacker, LaTroy Hawkins still refuses to wear a cup

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins took a comebacker to the manhood area last night against the Dodgers, an experience that Hawkins later said felt like getting “kicked by a mule.” The Mets, mercifully, granted Hawkins a night off after his incident, but the right-hander seems to have not learned a lesson from any of this. Hawkins…

  9. LaTroy Hawkins took a comebacker to the — oh, my, oh … that’s awful

    Aug 15, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    You think you had a bad day at work? Check out what happened to LaTroy Hawkins, via Chad Moriyama at MLBgifs.com: Yes, it hit him exactly where you think it hit him.  And to make matters worse: Apparently he wasn’t wearing a cup. — Anthony Jackson (@dodgerscribe) August 15, 2013   After the game Hawkins…

  10. Mets closer Bobby Parnell shut down with herniated disc

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Bobby Parnell has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets this season, saving 22 games with a 2.16 ERA in his first full year as closer, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck. Parnell hadn’t pitched since July 30 and Adam Rubin of ESPN…

  11. Hapless Marlins sweep Haplesser Mets

    Jun 2, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    David Wright

    The Mets had Matt Harvey on the mound today and they got three homers for the offense. That should be a sure recipe to snap a little two-game losing streak, right? No, not even close. The Mets blew a 6-4 lead as the bullpen gave up seven runs in three innings Sunday in an 11-6…

  12. Baseball’s discrimination against old players has to stop

    May 21, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    miguel batista getty

    Sorry. That headline may have been a bit dramatic. But see, I turn 40 in July. And while I’m generally cool with that — and while I am, in all honestly, in The Best Shape of My Life — it has dawned on me pretty clearly that we are almost to the point where there…

  13. Watch David Wells’ perfect game from 15 years ago today

    May 17, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    david wells perfect game

    Fifteen years ago today David Wells threw a perfect game against the Twins at Yankee Stadium. And then just to add to the drama Wells claimed afterward that he was “half-drunk” for the day game after partying with the cast of Saturday Night Live the night before. Minnesota’s starter that day was LaTroy Hawkins, who’s…

  14. Jordany Valdespin isn’t making many friends

    May 11, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jordany Valdespin

    Jordany Valdespin has been productive in on-and-off playing time with the Mets this season, memorably hitting home runs in the clutch on April 24 and May 1. Valdespin also plays, as manager Terry Collins describes, “with flair”. The 25-year-old hit a home run in the ninth inning last night against the Pirates and admired his…

  15. Scott Rice makes the Mets after 14 years in the minors

    Mar 29, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Scott Rice

    Scott Rice was a first-round pick way back in 1999, going 44th overall to the Orioles out of high school. He spent the next 14 years playing in the minors, including multiple stints in independent leagues. And now he’s headed to the big leagues for the first time. Rice has secured an Opening Day spot…

  16. Shaun Marcum to make second spring appearance Tuesday

    Mar 3, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    marcum getty wide

    Shaun Marcum was removed from the Mets’ Grapefruit League rotation last week due to mild shoulder fatigue. But he is already back in. Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Marcum will pitch Tuesday afternoon in a B-game against the Marlins. LaTroy Hawkins and Pedro Feliciano are also scheduled for innings. Marcum was shelled…

  17. Who needs Michael Bourn? The Mets have signed Corey Patterson

    Feb 6, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

    Jason Jaramillo, Corey Patterson

    Your move, Scott Boras: In addition to signing RH relievers Scott Atchison & LaTroy Hawkins to minors deals, #Mets also inked OFs Corey Patterson & Mike Wilson — Matt Eddy (@eddymk) February 6, 2013   Corey Patterson did not play in the bigs last year. He did play 117 games for the Brewers’ Triple-A team…

  18. The Mets sign LaTroy Hawkins

    Jan 31, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers

    LaTroy Hawkins’ agent tweeted that Hawkins has signed a minor league deal with the Mets. Hawkins has underwear older than a lot of his teammates. If he makes the big club in 2013 it will be for his 10th team in 19 seasons.  Last year for the Angels he went 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA in…

  19. Jered Weaver gives up a career-high nine runs in loss to Rays

    Aug 18, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver AP

    The Angels’ rotation hasn’t been the force we expected it would be this season, even after the Zack Greinke trade last month, but Jered Weaver has managed to be the exception. Until last night, that is. Weaver was tagged for a career-high nine runs over just three-plus innings as part of a 12-3 loss to…

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    Marlins 13, Mets 0: Well, that one got out of hand. Chris Young was beaten like a red headed stepchild (can we still say that?), allowing two homers and four RBI to Giancarlo Stanton and a mess of runs to everyone else. Jose Reyes extends his hitting streak to 26 games. Giants 15, Cardinals 0:…

  21. LaTroy Hawkins out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

    May 8, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mike Butcher, LaTroy Hawkins, Chris Iannetta

    Just when the Angels’ bullpen was showing some signs of getting its act together LaTroy Hawkins suffered a broken right pinkie finger closing out Sunday’s win. Hawkins, who was only in the game because closer Scott Downs tweaked his knee earlier in the ninth inning, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. To take his spot…

  22. Angels lose Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins to injuries in the same inning

    May 7, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    mike-scioscia-angels

    UPDATE: Downs remains on the active roster for now, but the Angels put Hawkins on the DL and replaced him with Triple-A reliever David Pauley. ========== Just days after the Angels tried to address their struggling bullpen by acquiring hard-throwing right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres they lost closer Scott Downs and setup man LaTroy…

  23. Greetings from Tempe, Arizona

    Mar 6, 2012, 7:36 AM EDT

    Angels logo

    I’d have a nice picture of an Arizona sunrise here for you, but as I am typing this it is 5AM local time and it’s still dark. Stupid body, thinking it’s still on Eastern Standard Time.  I’m guessing the sun will be up soon anyway. It’s the desert. The sun tends to shine here. I…

  24. Running down the rosters: Los Angeles Angels

    Feb 8, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be projecting 25-man rosters for each of the 30 teams. I’m starting today with the Angels. The winter’s biggest spenders, the Angels are now again poised to threaten a Rangers team that appeared to be in pretty good position to set up its own little mini-dynasty in the…

  25. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

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