Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hoffman offered 1-year deal

*** UPDATE ***

The Brewers have also offered a 1-year deal today to Hoffman. I should also mention that both clubs have included an option for 2010. So the ball is totally in his court now.


The Dodgers have officially offered free agent closer Trevor Hoffman a 1-year deal to be their closer. The dollar amount wasn't announced, but it's said to be worth more than the $4 million offer the Padres had back in November.

After I speculated between the Brewers and Dodgers yesterday, it seemed to me that the Brewers were in the lead because they needed a closer and I wasn't so sure if the Dodgers wanted him to close. But, that looks to have changed, as Jonathan Broxton will be kept in the 8th inning role should Hoffman be brought in.

The other factor that could play a major role for the Dodgers is his California ties. Since he lives in San Diego, that would allow him to be closer to home and his 2 young boys. At 41 and close to the end of his career, playing close to home could be very important to him.

Now that the offer is on the table, we'll see what the Brewers do from here. The decision should come soon on where he'll end up.

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