Alyson Footer, and Brian McTaggart are tweeting some reactions from Ed Wade on what happened with LaHawk:
"I'm disappointed. I think the world of LaTroy not only from the standpoint of what he brings to the club from a competitive standpoint but also the kind of person he is. He got a 2-year deal he's talked about trying to get for the last 4 years. We thought we were closing in on getting it done, a 1-year deal with maybe a vesting option for a 2nd year. We got trumped on 2 years."
What happens now?
We need someone who's closed games before. I think we'll accomplish that. We'll have somebody back there with closing experience. We might have more than one, a mix and match situation. I'm proud of the bullpen we put together last year. Now we have to figure out a way to do it again."