Posted on 30 November 2010. Tags: Blake Hawksworth, Dodger News, Dodgers, Dodgers Blog, LA Dodgers, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Ryan Theriot
The Dodgers Ryan Theriot to the Cardinals for Blake Hawksworth.
Hopefully, Jared will have the full report.
Hawksworth did a good job out of Cardinal pen in 2009, and split time last year between starting and relieving, with less than stellar results. I recall seeing him pitch against the Dodgers in 2009, and seem to remember that he had a pretty good slider. But not really sure.
The Dodgers were going to non-tender Theriot anyway, so this deal can’t hurt. Hawksworth could contend for a spot in middle relief, and could also serve to deepen the Dodgers depth at AAA. And perhaps he could even be packaged in another trade. This deal will bring us no less than a non-tender, and maybe something good comes out of it. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Hawksworth is out of options. He either makes the team or is non-tendered.
I agree.. we could’ve gotten nothing for Theriot..we got at least someone who might be useful. if not..we end up with exactly what we would’ve gotten if we just non-tendered Theriot… nothing
Another pitcher cannot hurt. Change in teams sometimes helps.
I was thinking about pitching coaches and the Dodger one in particular, earlier today. Honeycutt has been with the Dodgers a long time now. And is committed for another year or longer.
But — it is one thing to be the pitching coach and directing all of the pitchers, and another thing to influence and teach pitchers.
I remember when Greg Maddux was with the Dodgers and it seemed that he alone was giving great information on how to “think about pitching” to some of the younger pitchers.
Honeycutt or not — the Dodgers need a guy like Greg Maddux to be on the team doing what he did — now.
Hawksworth was 4-8 with an era of 4.95last year. He is a scrub. Sorry, but we just traded Theriot for a warm body who is ambulatory. Not much else.
St. Louis ESPN radio 101 just had a st. louis coach say that Theroit is projected to be their starting shortstop next year. Great deal Ned! You should have listened to Fred.
Hawksworth is out of options and will be the swing man with Mono at AAA until Garland, or someone else, is hurt. Cool, that did not take long to find out who the #6 starter is!! Weaver hit the road, you should have taken better care of yourself intead of getting as thin as a meth head.
Now wait and see how much Theriot gets in arbitration and how backended Uribe’s contract is before judging the combined moves.
I think that Ned is doing a good job so far this fall. Waiting for a decision regarding Martin next.
ya before we call this hawksworth guy a bust, lets look at his stats more carefully.
according to tony jackson’s article, from espnla.com,
“While splitting time between the majors and Triple-A Memphis, Hawksworth had an outstanding rookie season in 2009, posting a 2.03 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Cardinals while giving up just 29 hits in 40 innings. But his ERA ballooned in 2010 to 4.98, partly because he struggled so mightily in his eight starts (5.83 ERA), and partly because, overall, he gave up 113 hits in 90 innings.”
maybe this guy sucks as a starter, but is just much better from that relief role.
Better than Monasterios? Probably for 2011.
I feel good for Theriot getting a full shot in St. Louis. With their batting order, they can carry his bat, and he can relax and simply play within himself.
The pitching staff is set except for the 20 NRIs that Ned feels compelled to sign. AAA pitching should be strong in 2011. I am ok with this pitching staff if the Dodger player development staff actually works with them during the off season and the Visa process starts tommorrow.
The Winter meetings have not even begun and all the Dodgers need now is C, IF, OF, & LF. And of course DFA Sherrill in order to afford Uribe.
DFA Martin and offer him $1 mil plus up to $4 mil in incentives based upon MLB games played. (But do not let him play more than 100 games even if he seems healthy – thus saving another $1 – 2 mil)
So Dunn is looking for 4 years at $60 million. As Steinfeld said the other night on Letterman: “That sucks . . . great!!!”
To watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFO_ffzwncI
Back to Dunn — if he does what he did the past seven seasons — he might hit 152 HRs for the Dodgers over the next 4 season. Is that worth $60 million.
If I were one of the starting pitchers for the Dodgers, I would be yelling to keep Loney at 1b to snag those line drives his way, and dig out the off line throws from other infielders. Loney needs to be at 1b not Dunn.
So that leaves LF – Dunn could play from the left field line to mid-center — Kemp covers the rest.
I read about Hawksworth being out of options after posting. It’s still a no-brainer, since Theriot was going to be outta here no matter what. The Dodgers have nothing to lose, and maybe something to gain.
I guess I’ll start a new post about Hawksworth since I can’t edit this one.
Jayson Stark is hearing LAD is in on releivers Jesse Crain, Matt Guerrier and Jason Frasor. Also, looking for a LFer-damon possibly, and a catcher-Olivo, Peircynski, Varitek and Barajas. That is assuming they non-tender Martin….or it could be a negotiating ploy to get Martin to accept less….which he should if he’s smart.
Appears Jansen will be pitching in AAA if Ned signs two of these guys.
Ray, if Jansen is send to AAA at the beginning of the season, maybe that is good for him and the Dodgers.
He would continue to develop, and then if those above him do not produce, up he comes — fresh and ready.
Seems unusually odd to consider sending Jansen back to the minors with the potential to devastate his psyche.
I can understand not wishing to anoint him the closer at this stage of his career but he had no set-backs in his major league preview and has nothing to prove at this time at the minor league level.
His development can and should continue at the major league level, especially based on his recent major league successes.
actually i don’t know if this means anything abbout jansen; it may speak more about bellesario and/or monasterious. it could also mean some great trade bait
i think it means we’d have an absolutely ill bullpen, if you consider that we’ll have:
3) one of these new guys
6) probably elbert
I don’t understand what Jansen is supposed to learn back on the farm. He already has a Gagne style fastball, a very good breaking ball and even throws a change. He has excellent control. He’s ready to be a set up man or closer right now.
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