metsfan12 wrote:Havok, who do you think is Hoffman's backup? Villanueva is my bet for now just because Coffey was so horrible this week. Also, do you think Hoffman is unavailable to go 2 nights in a row for a while? Either way Hoffman is likely an injury risk all year so there is still some value in that pecking order IMO.
I think its back being Villa with Hoffman back and I think Villa has the best arm in the pen. That doesn't mean that will translate but Hoffman is going to be getting save chances for many more years if that long and the Brewers will need to find a replacement. On a side note, former 1st rounder Mark Rogers is back being effective from shoulder surgery and he's yet to be scored on. I doubt Rogers will ever have the durability to start full-time in the majors with surgically repaired shoulder but he's throwing his fastball at 97 mph again and could have a shot at being a closer. http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=3516