• Is It O.K. To “Boo” LaTroy Now?

    Posted by on April 27th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Some stats via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia:

    A.L. RIGHT HANDED PITCHERS with G >= 10 & G.S. = 0
    BASERUNNERS/9 IP and ERA are vs. the league average

    			RSAA	G	GS	BR/9 IP	ERA
    1	LaTroy Hawkins	-6	11	0	-2.13	-4.25
    2	Jeremy Accardo	-4	11	0	-1.98	-3.69
    3	Joaquin Benoit	-3	10	0	-4.34	-2.44
    T4	Dennis Sarfate	-1	10	0	-2.98	-1.69
    T4	Manny Delcarmen	-1	12	0	-0.48	-0.75
    T4	Matt Guerrier	-1	11	0	-1.42	-0.08
    T4	Mark Lowe    	-1	10	0	-2.94	-0.60
    T4	Huston Street	-1	10	0	 0.31	-0.45
    T9	Fran. Rodriguez	 0	12	0	-0.48	 0.09
    T9	Jamey Wright	 0	11	0	-1.77	-0.19
    T9	Pat Neshek	 0	11	0	 4.02	 0.22
    

    So, there’s a case to be made that, to date, LaTroy Hawkins has been the least effective regularly-used RH-reliever in the American League. And, if not for a great play in yesterday’s game by Alberto Gonzalez, these numbers would be worse.

    If Hawkins is still pitching this poorly at the end of May, should the Yankees let him go? If his numbers are this ugly come June 1st, I would send him packing – even if he is a nice guy.

    Comments on Is It O.K. To “Boo” LaTroy Now?

    1. Raf
      April 27th, 2008 | 1:34 pm

      If Hawkins is still pitching this poorly at the end of May, should the Yankees let him go?
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      Sure; I’m sure Patterson or Edwar or Britton or Albadejo could put up similar (or hopefully better) numbers.

    2. antone
      April 27th, 2008 | 2:39 pm

      No way…you can’t give up on him that soon…plus they could probably trade him to a National League team for a minor leaguer before they cut him…but it is still way to early to even bring this up.

      If Cano is hitting .125 at the end of May would you want to cut him too???

    3. antone
      April 27th, 2008 | 2:45 pm

      I know this doesn’t have to do with the topic but is there any reason why Matsui hasn’t played the last two games?

      I know they faced two lefties but he’s been the best hitter or second best on the team so far this season and I think he should be out there at DH.

      I have not heard anything about an injury either.

    4. April 27th, 2008 | 3:43 pm

      ~~If Cano is hitting .125 at the end of May would you want to cut him too???~~

      Cano has a better track record than Hawkins.

    5. antone
      April 27th, 2008 | 10:04 pm

      Yeah but Hawkins hasn’t pitched 10 plus years in the majors because he’s a bum. Give him a chance.

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