Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Milwaukee Brewers Sign Hoffman and Hardy

The Milwaukee Brewers added some relief depth to their bullpen by signing Trevor Hoffman. Hoffman is MLB's all-time save leader. Although 41, Hoffman can still pitch and should give the Brewers some flexibilty toward the end of their bullpen. Who knows? He might pitch the 7th, 8th or could possibly close out some games. His great experience could very well rub off on a number of younger guys on the staff.

The Crew made a smart move in avoiding arbitration and signing JJ Hardy to a one-year deal. Hardy gets a $2 million bump from last year, up from $2.65 million. I think that's a solid deal for the Brew. Hardy is a solid shortstop and gives his ballclub some much needed pop. It's a good thing for the Brew to keep a good, young player happy and this signing gives the Brewers more flexibility.

I guess we'll see what else the Brewer brass has on their radar in the next couple of weeks.

What do you think, Brewer fans?

3 comments:

bfadds said...

J-

I just finished looking over Bill James' projections at SS for '09 and identified Hardy as one of the more consistent SS options for 2009.

I know sometimes he's a frustrating player because of injuries, but his potential is so great that I guess it's hard to not expect great things from him year after year.

J Bone said...

Barring any significant injury(ies), I think JJ is going to have a real solid year. Hopefully his success will rub off on Rickey.

Wisconsin Badger Fan said...

Opening day is going to ROCK!!!!