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Postby wkelly91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:40 pm

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SI.com's Jon Heyman said free agent Trevor Hoffman is talking to the Dodgers as well as the Brewers.

Hoffman would make sense for either team, though the Brewers have the greater need. It doesn't appear as though the Cardinals or Tigers are considering him. A return to the Padres might be a possibility with new ownership coming, but it looks like Hoffman will sign elsewhere first.
Source: SI.com
Related: Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers, Brewers

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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:47 pm

Did Broxton sleep with Colletti's wife or something? :-S
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby kentx12 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:52 pm

As a Broxton owner in a dynasty league I sure hope he signs somewhere other than LA. 8-o 8-o
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby Dan Charette » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:01 pm

I'd like to hear people's opinions on Hoffman's chances to get a closer job. I would think he wouldn't sign with a team unless he would be the closer. I'm in a slow draft right now and my turn should be coming tonight. There was an incredible closer run. I really need another one. I have only Capps so far. I'm thinking of drafting him. Thoughts ?
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby wkelly91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:10 pm

My guess he will find a closer's job...at least to start the season.
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby WittyC » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:03 pm

Well, who needs a closer? The Cardinals, the Brewers, the Dodgers (agreed on Broxton, though), the Tigers, the Padres, the Rangers and the Braves. Who's left on the closer market? Hoffman, Brandon Lyon and Jason Isringhausen? I mean, there are other guys with experience, but those are the only three who have experienced any success in recent years.

The funny thing about Hoffman is that if you look at his splits last year, he was better at home in terms of BAA (.207/.254) and WHIP (0.94/1.21), but his ERA was wildly inflated at PETCO (4.25/2.87) thanks in large part to giving up HR at a much higher rate at home than on the road (2.12/0.57 HR/9). The sample size was pretty low, but when has a pitcher ever given up excessive home runs at PETCO?

Bill James' projos have Hoffman at 3.00 ERA with 42 saves, whereas Marcel has him at a 3.74 ERA and 24 saves.

Long story short, he will start the season as someone's closer. I'd guess Hoffman will land with the Brewers, Dodgers or Cardinals. He's known to have a West Coast bias, so the Dodgers are probably the safe bet. Both NL Central teams seem like fine fits, provided they can fork out the cash. No matter where he lands, he should be a lock for 30+ saves and a sub-4.00 ERA, so he would be a fine closer pick.
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:30 pm

WittyC wrote:Well, who needs a closer? The Cardinals, the Brewers, the Dodgers (agreed on Broxton, though), the Tigers, the Padres, the Rangers and the Braves. Who's left on the closer market? Hoffman, Brandon Lyon and Jason Isringhausen? I mean, there are other guys with experience, but those are the only three who have experienced any success in recent years.



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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby 18 and 1 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:52 pm

Report: Dodgers offer Hoffman one-year deal

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have offered Trevor Hoffman a one-year contract.

The offer "exceeds $4 million," according to the report. You can be sure the Brewers will attempt to beat or match the deal, but some in the baseball industry believe Hoffman would prefer to remain on the West Coast. The Southern California native has a wife and three young children. Jan. 7 - 8:23 am et
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:16 pm

I wonder if Hoffman takes the deal?
And what becomes of Broxton?
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Re: Hoffman talking to Brewers/Dodgers

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:22 pm

I've already lost Arredondo to an unnecessary closer signing, losing Broxton would just be the icing on my closer cake. :-°
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