Brewer’s Pursue Hoffman

By / January 6, 2009 / Hot Stove

The Milwaukee Brewers have resumed talks with former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman headed by their manager, Ken Macha. This report is according

Ever since Salomon Torres decided to retire after the 2008 season, they have yet to bring in a new closer. The Brewers were in talks with K-Rod and Brian Fuentes, but each have found new teams. K-Rod signed with the New York Mets and Fuentes replaced K-Rod on the Anaheim Angels.

Though they have picked up Jorge Julio, he would more than likely be a middle relief man than a closer, but the Brewers are not closing the door on having him as a closer either.

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Ed Leyro

The Brewers entire pitching staff needs help. Losing Sabathia and not re-signing Sheets is putting too much pressure on their phenom, Yovani Gallardo to perform after missing most of last season due to injury. If they get Hoffman, what starter is going to give him leads to protect? Even if they get Hoffman, who’s to say he won’t turn into another Eric Gagne from last year? Hoffman hasn’t been himself since blowing those key games at the end of the 2007 season. Then again, there might not be a better option on the free agent market for the Brewers. I hope their pitching coach has more than one pair of cleats because he’s going to be wearing them out.


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