Why the Milwaukee Brewers Need a Change at Closer

Posted: 18th May 2010 by Adam Bayer in MLB
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I am expecting a lot of opposition to this article, but it needs to be said: The Milwaukee Brewers need a new closer. Trevor Hoffman, 42, has been the Brewers' closer since last year, and it's looking like this could and should be his final stop. The all-time saves leader has 596 saves in his 18-year career, but is struggling to lock down just four more for a career total of 600. Last season, Hoffman was solid, sporting a 3-2 record with an ERA of 1.83 and 37 saves while only blowing four all season. As a Brewer fan, I was expecting the same from one of the best closers of all time. So far my wish has been denied. In 14 appearances this season, Hoffman sports a 1-3 record with an ugly ERA of 13.15 and five of 10 saves converted. That ERA is unacceptable at any level, let alone for a p ...

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