The Mets have already contacted LaTroy Hawkins about returning in 2014, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.
The 40-year-old Hawkins went 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA out of the bullpen, posting a 1.146 WHIP in 70 2/3 innings. Hawkins also notched 13 saves after Bobby Parnell’s season ended.
Hawkins signed a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training Mets in January. Since he made the team, he earned $1 million this season, with the possibility of incentives.
Michael Baron, ContributorHawkins had a fantastic season for the Mets, and I’ve heard he is very much open to a return in 2014. He was a low-risk, high-reward signing this past winter, and he was a great value all season long. He dealt with a triceps strain in the second half and some fatigue over the final week of the season, but was able to pitch through both issues at a high level and finish the year strong.
Hawkins played an important leadership role for the rest of the bullpen, and proved to be a very positive and outgoing personality for the entire clubhouse, something which was important considering the team was not very successful in 2013. That has value for the club going forward, something which both he and the team clearly recognize.