Posted by Steve
Finally some good news this off-season. The Brewers have signed Trevor Hoffman. Details haven’t been released yet, but multiple sources are confirming. The Crew now has their closer, and a good one at that. Aside from being the all-time saves leader, he has a career 89% save conversion rate (best ever), a career 1.05 WHIP, 3.85 K/BB, 2.5 BB/9 and 9.61 K/9. Considering that’s over an entire career, those are stellar numbers. He is 41, but aside from a spike in his home run rate, most of his numbers stayed pretty consistent with his career figures. Age shouldn’t affect him as much as other pitchers considering he’s a changeup specialist, so I don’t think it’s very risky.
Whether it’s for one guaranteed year or two, this is a very good signing. The Brewers can now turn their attention to starting pitching.