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Thursday, June 02, 2005


Recent Giant acquisition LaTroy Hawkins gave up a walk-off grand slam last night against the Phillies. It was the epitome of his career as a closer in Chicago. He signed with the Cubs as a free agent in 2004 to be the setup man for 2003 closer extraordinaire Joe Borowski. Unfortunately for Hawkins, JoBo had problems with his arm for most of last season, so the closer role transitioned to him. The role never seemed to suit Hawkins, who tallied an ERA of 2.76 as a Cub. The club's one-run contest record flip-flopped from 2003 to 2004.

Perhaps the Cubs were suckered in the trade last weekend as well. Perhaps Hawkins will finally accept the closer role. I wonder if his new teammate and former Cub teammate Moises Alou shook his head in silence. Deja vu all over again.

Posted by GiromiDe @ 12:30 PM
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