Originally Posted by Master___Pain
Isn't LaTroy Hawkins basically the same damn thing aas Mesa, just slightly younger. I would have liked this signing about, oh, 8 years ago.
I can't see JJ sticking around either.
He is six years younger, I think. I don't even care, though. I just can't stand watching Jose Mesa run out there again. A year from now, I'll probably be thrilled to see LaTroy Hawkins go.
As for JJ, I am afraid you're probably right. I don't see any reason for him to take much of a hometown discount, and I don't see the Rockies paying him what he could make on the open market. My guess is that he'll end up a trade deadline deal this July. At some point, it's going to be hard to stay loyal to this team. It's damn frustrating, because we waited a long time for Major League Baseball. I wish the Monforts would sell to someone that could afford to be a little more aggressive with things.