Trevor Hoffman: Offseason Winner

Posted: 28th December 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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Shortly after the season ended, Trevor Hoffman and the Brewers came to terms on a one year/$8 million contract that kept Hoffman in Milwaukee through 2010 and potentially even 2011, thanks to a mutual option. Hoffman, 41, put together a stellar season with the Brewers in 2009 by finishing with 37 saves and an incredible 1.83 ERA.

Given the year Hoffman had with the Brewers in 2009, and his name recognition, it's not hard to see why the Brewers decided to re-sign Hoffman. But what is up for debate is why the Brewers decided to commit 10 percent of their payroll (roughly $80 million) to a closer when there was such a glut of free agent closers on the market.

As it turns out, the market for closers has been horrible this winter. The top closers on the market are not coming ...

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