Thursday, January 8, 2009
Anonymous source says the Brewers and Trevor Hoffman are close to a deal. San Diego apparently pulled their $4 million dollar offer earlier in the offseason forcing Hoffman to file for free agency. 4 million???? We pay Eric Gagne $10 mil to look "threatening" in the bullpen, but a guy who consistently saves 30+ games every year is getting half of that? Needless to say, if we can get Hoffman for 1-2 years at 5ish million/year I'll take it. Our bullpen was a wreck for much of last year and looks as bad if not worse with Torres retiring and Shouse going elsewhere. So while the additions of Jorge Julio and Hoffman are not Francisco Rodriguez-esque, I think they're good moves and at a bargain price. I mean what other options are there? Thoughts???