duckbillgates wrote:Did you seriously just compare Trevor Hoffman to Todd Jones?
Going into his two-game meltdown to end last season, his ERA was at 2.41 and he had 42 saves. I think reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.
He's also gone out there four times in the first week of the season, which is evidence of how long his leash is. Today's tie-game situation was unusual, as he usually is limited to the save opps and there are plenty in San Diego.
You say sell; I say buy!
No I didn't...I only brought Jones into this as a way of telling the Original Poster that as bad as Hoffman has been, he's not going to lose his job if he's healthy...
That said, Hoffman has been a joke recently and he's a guy I'd avoid like the plague and look to deal if I owned him...watching him pitch is an adventure and it shouldn't be...that's certainly not what you look for in a supposed elite closer...he's nowhere near the level he used to be and even in 2006 he was blowing a bunch of saves...How can you fool somebody with only a few MPH difference on your pitches?