baseballspliffs wrote:Last season, Mariano had a 10+ ERA in April, Hoffman's ERA was 6.23 in April.
Barring injuries/one of his arm falling off, I think its Hoffman's job.
It's only April
Yeah but Rivera was coming off of one of the best seasons of his career in 2006. Hoffman has been declining for quite a few years. Plus he's older than Rivera. I think it's much more likely that Hoffman continues to decline and has a poor season than him rebounding into a top closer.
That said, his job probably is safe unless he really falls off the table and/or gets hurt.