IMO, Dennis Eckersley has more of a chance to close next year than Hawkins. The cubs would do better to try and sign percival (Benitez and the Curse???), and see what they can get for Hawk on the market. Several teams are looking for middle/set-up guys (Cubs included). I just don't think Hawkins is Cub material and it wouldn't suprise me if he is moved to another team before spring training.
Cub Fans are loyal, but they have little patience. Wrigley field is a horrible place to play if the fans have lost faith in you.
So, I'll just take a guess here, but, I'll say Hawkins ends up in Cleveland setting up for Benitez.
98% of Americans have a favorable opinion of puppies and rainbows.
How do you spell "biased?"