Milwaukee Brewers: Overpaying For a Closer

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Jim Breen in MLB
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In perhaps one of the most organization-defining offseasons Doug Melvin has ever faced, the team attempted to solidify the back-end of the bullpen by resigningáTrevor Hoffmanáto a one-year, $8 million deal. The contract also has a mutual option for 2011.á Hoffman was unwilling to include an option on his previous contract with Milwaukee, as he was unsure how he would like the team and the surrounding city. That changed after he became the undisputed leader of an infectious clubhouse, running mock courts and leading ceremonies for various players throughout the year.á He also was a large part of the Milwaukee community as a whole. That all led to the all-time saves leader being back in a Brewers uniform in 2010, if not longer. Unfortunately, as with all top-flight closers, the Milwaukee ...

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