Tuesday, January 6, 2009
NL NEWS: HELL'S BELLS! WILL IT BE TREVOR TIME AT MILLER PARK?
Odd as it may seem to see longtime San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman -- Major League Baseball's All-Time saves leader -- in another uniform, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports today that it may happen. He reports that the Brewers now consider Hoffman their first choice to be their new closer. Hoffman was essentially shown the door by Padres' General Manager Kevin Towers, who reportedly made a "take it or leave it" one-year offer. It had also been reported that with Jeff Moorad, the former Diamondbacks' GM, in negotiations to buy the Padres, it might signal a re-opening of negotiations with Hoffman, arguably the franchise's most popular player in history, along with Dave Winfield, Randy Jones and Steve Garvey. "Hell's Bells," AC/DC's thunderous rock anthem, with its power guitar riffs and signature tolling bells that acompanied Hoffman's entrances into games at both Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium could, in a few months, be rattling the rafters in Milwaukee's Miller Park.
Posted by Gil Griffin at 11:24 AM