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Hoffman eyeing D-Backs?

Posted on: November 9, 2010 7:58 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2010 9:29 pm
Trevor Hoffman Trevor Hoffman has repeatedly said he'd like to find a closer's spot for 2011 and in lieu of that, he could retire.

On Monday, Evan predicted four possible landing spots , and Hoffman must have been reading, as he mentioned Evan's No. 1 possibility -- the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"I've known [Arizona general manager Kevin Towers] for such a long time and I figured having a little history there would help," Hoffman told's Barry Bloom . "But I don't know. I'm coming off a tough year. I don't know if people are going to be turned off by that or not. I hope the strong second half I had will compensate."

Hoffman's agent, Rick Thurman, told Bloom he hasn't talked directly with Towers yet, but has discussed relievers with the team. Thurman also represents Brian Fuentes, Arthur Rhodes, Will Ohman, Octavio Dotel and Chan-Ho Park.

"We just kind of glazed over the topic of Trevor," Thurman said. "They're looking for a closer. They need a lot of pitching. They're looking for back end relief help."

UPDATE: Towers tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he hasn't spoken to Hoffman or Thurman, but will certainly listen.

"You'd be nuts if you didn't at least consider somebody like Trevor Hoffman," Towers told Piecoro (via Twitter ).

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2010 12:03 am

Hoffman eyeing D-Backs?

Trevor you're a class act buddy! I wish you the best and hope you find a closer's role with another team.  I wish you would've retired a Brewer and that things had turned out better for you in Milwaukee.  I only wish you had stuck around in Milwaukee longer so I could've had my son Trevor see you in action.  Best wishes!P.s. throw a knuckle ball into your repertoire and batters won't know what hit em!

Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 8:47 pm

Hoffman eyeing D-Backs?

Good Luck to you Trevor Hoffman.  I hope you are physically and mentally ready.  You are too well respected to be Brett Favre II.

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