Word on the street (and by "the street" I of course mean "Tom Haudricout's Blog") is that some team did end up putting a waiver claim on Trevor Hoffman. That's not terribly surprising. It's been obvious all along that Hoffman is our most tradeable commodity, amongst the veterans anyways. I could see him proving beneficial for any one of those teams battling out in the NL West. I've made no secret of my feelings that the Brewers should've put him on the market a f*cking month ago. But now that he's officially been made available, and a team has officially shown interest, does it make sense to move Hoffman at this stage of the game? Prior to today, I would've said "hell yeah, get whatever you can, we're not going to re-sign him anyways." But after reading that he could be a "Class A" free agent this offseason, I'm not so sure that's my position anymore. Is any prospect that you'd receive now worth the potential 2 picks that you'd get from his signing with another team this offseason? Probably not. But on the other hand, what if you pass on a minor leaguer now and Hoffman decides to hang it up after the season? Then you get dick. All part of the game when you're a big league GM.
Which segues nicely into my second point. It seems that after going a woeful 2-8 in a 10 game stretch versus the Pirates, Nationals, and Reds, the natives are starting to get a little (more) restless. The calling for bloodshed appears to have intensified after this past week's display of bed wetting. It's beginning to look like Brewer fans everywhere are just itching for a good old-fashioned, torch and pitchfork party. Does Doug Melvin, the guy who brought a playoff team to Milwaukee for the first time in 26 years really deserve to get measured for the guillotine after season? Should Ken Macha get canned after this year's failure? I don't really think either of them deserve the axe this year. But then again, I'm the "no backbone, benefit of the doubt, stick up for management, p*ssy" around this joint, so maybe I'm wrong. So, should someone be going down for this? If so, then who?