The Colorado Rockies release Brad Hawpe

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 19 August 2010 at 9:52 am

The Rockies have released 31-year old outfielder Brad Hawpe. Hawpe played in 88 games for the Rockies this year and he was 66 of 259 (.255 avg, .776 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 7 homers, 37 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He played in 816 games in his 7 years with the Rockies and he was 749 of 2,673 (.280 avg, .866 OPS) with 372 runs scored, 118 homers, 464 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. Hawpe worked hard for the Rockies but he just didn’t seem to have it anymore.

UPDATE: The Rockies have designated Hawpe for assignment instead of releasing him outright. That gives them 10 days to trade or release him.

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by Ed Pyeatt — August 19, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    POORLY handled! Hawpe was a class kid and deserved so much better. If anyone believes Hawpe is the most underperforming of today’s Rox, look at Clint Barmes, Chris Iannetta or Todd Helton!

    Iannetta continues to struggle at the plate and behind it. Barmes refuses to learn to hit to right, choosing instead to try and pull outside pitches, resulting in pops to short right or double play balls. Helton has had a good run, but it’s OVER!

    The Rockies will struggle until Jim Tracy insists every position player learns how and executes bunts, and consistently hits behind runners. He must also cease trying to be every pitcher’s mommy; when they’re struggling, take them out, Jim, before the team is 5 runs down early in the game! You play aggressive, smart, fundamental baseball and that puts pressure on the OTHER team, Jim!

    Tracy lost some 95 one run games in two years at Pittsburgh. Wonder why? Squeeze bunt. Double steal. Hit and run. Maybe when you learn basic baseball the cheesy front office won’t be fouling up waivers as they did with Hawpe.

  2. Comment by chinmusic — August 19, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    I have to agree with you Ed. Hawpe deserves a little more respect than the Rockies have treated him with lately. He is the scapegoat for an offense that has not played well for the most part.

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