"Why am I making a post about LaTroy Hawkins?", some of you may be wondering. Others may be wondering "Who's LaTroy Hawkins?" I suspect that he is someone who doesn't get blogged about much.
He played with the Astros in 2008-2009 so I'm familiar with his name. When I pulled his card from 2015 Topps, my first thought was "This guy is still playing?". The last LaTroy Hawkins card I had seen was 2011 Topps.
Hawkins was the 7th round draft pick by the Twins way back in 1991 when he was 19 years old. He broke into the majors with the Twins in 1995 and played 9 seasons with them. Since then he's played for the Cubs, Giants, Orioles, Rockies, Yankees, Astros, Brewers, Angels, Mets and now back with the Rockies. Whew!
In December he had said that 2015 would be his last year. He is currently on the DL.