2010 MLB Predictions: What I Expect from Trevor Hoffman

Posted: 24th March 2010 by Jesse Motiff in MLB
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When the Padres let Trevor Hoffman leave their organization after the 2008 season, many felt it was the end of the line for one of the game's great closers. The Dodgers showed mild interest in Hoffman, and it made sense for him to sign with a team so close to his home. Add to that the fact he'd be able to pitch against his former team, and it seemed all but certain he would wear Dodger blue. However, the Brewers made a late push for the future Hall of Famer. They needed a replacement for Salomon Torres after he suddenly retired following the 2008 season. The Brewers signed Hoffman to a one-year, $6 million deal in Jan. 2009. Although most were hopeful Hoffman could be effective, no one expected the season he gave Milwaukee. Hoffman was named to his seventh All-Star team, and had one of the ...

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