Thursday, January 8, 2009

At What Price?

It seems the Brewers have jumped over the Dodgers as Trevor Hoffman's team of choice.

I really have not heard any dollar figures from the Brewers, although I think LA offered 1 year, $7.5 million. Would you give him more than that? A Gagne-type deal?

11 comments:

Mykenk said...

Yes. I would. He's a much better, much more proven pitcher than Gagne, and would have easily had 40-50 saves last year had he not been on the worst team in baseball. Do it.

Been Cobra'd said...

I think Doug might be offering a two year deal and that is what Hells Bells is looking for. It might not be for more money just the additional year.

I like it.

AP said...

I didn't hear LA's number of 7.5 MM was that high. I thought it was for more like 4-5 MM. I think the deal breaker is that the Brewers can pretty much promise him that he's the 9th inning guy, whereas in LA there's a good possibility he's the 8th inning guy behind Broxton. Get this done, bring back Sheets and call it a day please.

ClownShipLollypop said...

I have mixed feelings on this. If the deal gets done then I'm glad we found what will hopefully be a quality closer; however, I'm sick of saying "We had to do something" vs. "Look what we did!" It seems we're always behind the 8 ball, a day late and a dollar short, choose your analogy.

Also, it seems as though Milwaukee is where players come to die. Send us your tired, your week, your washed up, your old ass...

Matt said...

I'm with AP - I didn't hear that LA was offering $7.5 m.

My bet is he signs for somewhere in the $5-6 m a year range, whether it be with the Brewers or elsewhere.

been cobra'd said...

The deal is Done!

Wrigleyville said...

if the brewers were prepared to pay $100m to CC, why not $50m to lowe?

the cubs can't beat him. ever.

thecobra said...

Does this mean we can add Hells Bells to our Opening Day sound track. PS Goldy I think you have to make a new CD before Opening Day.

Charlie Marlow said...

What a totally idiotic move this is. Tommy boy is reporting its 1 year 6MM with 1.5 in incentives. He doesn't mention an option, but who knows.

I like how this looks:

1)Gallardo
2)Parra (Verducci!)
3)Bush
4)Suppan
5)McClung

That will definitely get us to the playoffs. And I'm sure they'll get our new saves king at least 20 chances this year.

Matt said...

Because (1) I'm not giving up on the 2009 season on January 8, 2009, and (2) I like it when the Brewers add good players, I support this move.

woziszeus said...

Charlie,
I believe the signing of one of the best relievers of all time to a reasonable deal is an independent event which will not effect our chances of improving other areas of the team (ie...starting pitching).

So ummm...no...it's not "idiotic" to bolster a bullpen with a proven guy like Hoffman.

There is still work to be done.