The deal is big, reportedly $11M over 3 years, but I still like it. Hawkins is one of the few guys out there who is likely to be worth his market price. He’s been lights out the last couple of years, and if he gets used in the same late game setup, occasional multi-inning fashion he was with the Twins, he can be an extremely valuable relief pitcher. Hopefully, this is how Dusty deploys him, rather than deciding he’s a “closer” and sticking him out there in the ninth with a three-run lead every three days.
Hawkins was the guy I looked at a month ago and said, “Now there’s a guy Hendry should go after.” He did, and he got him. Well done.