Hawkins, Brewers finalize two-year deal
Personal touch led righty reliever to join Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- LaTroy Hawkins had such a good time working the lobby at the Winter Meetings that he's already mulling his post-pitching career.
"Our bullpen wasn't our major problem last year; it was more of our starters, [but] I believe that in today's game, the bullpen is just as valuable as the starters because they're pitching a lot more innings. There's not a lot of starters going seven innings anymore, so every game is a manager's nightmare. ... Someone like LaTroy can come in and be a workhorse."
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.