Transaction Analysis: Steve Kline

In 2005, the Giants finished with a setup group whose core was Scott Eyre and LaTroy Hawkins. In 2006, it appears the core will be Tim Worrell and Steve Kline. The acquisition of Kline for Hawkins is examined within.
December 6, 2005

Giants get Kline for Hawkins

The Giants made their first trade of the winter meetings, swapping relievers with the Orioles.
December 6, 2005


The consensus was if the Baltimore Orioles to improve on their 78-84 record, and move closer than the 23 games out of first that that they finished in 2004, pitching was the key. While Sammy Sosa has always had a strong arm, eyebrows were raised when people realized the O's biggest offseason acquisition was the former Chicago Cubs...outfielder.
February 10, 2005