Goodbye Trevor Hoffman

I remember watching the ’98 Padres and seeing Hoffman trot out of the bullpen during the playoffs.  That season he saved 53 games in one of the greatest seasons ever for a reliever.

Trevor Hoffman turned 31 that season.

It’s been a great career, but it’s finally over.  Hoffman faced five batters yesterday and he retired none of them.  That likely will be the final straw for Brewers’ management, who have rightfully given him time to work through this.

Unfortunately for them, Hoffman’s five blown saves in 10 chances have meant five losses that should have been wins, and perhaps a hole they can’t dig out of.