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Rockabilly
08-25-2010, 03:44 PM
http://brewersfandemonium.yuku.com/topic/23244/t/Trevor-Hoffman-claimed-on-waivers-by-White-Sox.html

He has looked terrible this year

Craig Grebeck
08-25-2010, 03:45 PM
We're desperate.

Rockabilly
08-25-2010, 03:46 PM
We're desperate.

maybe he can put in a solid 2 months for us

Craig Grebeck
08-25-2010, 03:47 PM
maybe he can put in a solid 2 months for us
Stranger things have happened, like someone granting Linebrink a full no-trade clause.

kittle42
08-25-2010, 03:48 PM
Yuckety yuck yuck.

He's been *horrible.*

dickallen15
08-25-2010, 03:52 PM
Yuckety yuck yuck.

He's been *horrible.*

He's actually been pretty decent the last month except for 2 outings. He'd might benefit going to the AL. Of course he also might get crushed. He's probably a better option than Harrell, but he's pretty expensive.

CWSpalehoseCWS
08-25-2010, 04:29 PM
Could he be any worse than Linebrink?

SoxSpeed22
08-25-2010, 04:32 PM
Considering the mess our bullpen is in right now. I'll take him. At worst, he can be a good mentor for Sergio and teach him how to use his changeup well.

TheCQExperience
08-25-2010, 04:35 PM
It can't hurt at this point.

LoveYourSuit
08-25-2010, 04:38 PM
Stranger things have happened, like someone granting Linebrink a full no-trade clause.


Now that was funny.

JermaineDye05
08-25-2010, 04:48 PM
the last struggling reliever we picked up from the Brewers was Linebrink and that worked for about two months. Hoffman should really just hang it up.

SSrep
08-25-2010, 04:51 PM
the last struggling reliever we picked up from the Brewers was Linebrink and that worked for about two months. Hoffman should really just hang it up.

I'd take two months right about now

WhiteSox5187
08-25-2010, 04:57 PM
At this point I'll take anything we can get

Huisj
08-25-2010, 05:02 PM
ERA is around 2.80ish since the all star break I think. Worth a try maybe? The AL doesn't know him. Would that help him at all?

Brian26
08-25-2010, 06:55 PM
Can't see how he would clear waivers out of the NL.

soxfanreggie
08-25-2010, 07:44 PM
ERA is around 2.80ish since the all star break I think. Worth a try maybe? The AL doesn't know him. Would that help him at all?

If he can help us, I'm all for it. It will be interesting to see how much JR is willing to shell out for waiver wire claims. If we can get some new juice infused, this could be one heck of a playoff race.

rdwj
08-25-2010, 08:13 PM
Can't see how he would clear waivers out of the NL.

No doubt - EVERYONE needs bullpen help. We'd be crazy not to take a flier on him if he makes it to us (he won't)

Foulke You
08-26-2010, 01:01 AM
Could he be any worse than Linebrink?
This is my barometer on bullpen pitchers as well. The answer is "no" he can't be any worse. :D: I'd take Hoffman for his experience and the fact that many AL hitters haven't seen much of him before.

pythons007
08-26-2010, 09:03 AM
Once you put a claim in on waivers, can you then put in another? I thought you couldn't do that? So if the Sox do go in and claim Manny, can they go and then claim someone else?

kjhanson
08-26-2010, 09:15 AM
Once you put a claim in on waivers, can you then put in another? I thought you couldn't do that? So if the Sox do go in and claim Manny, can they go and then claim someone else?

You can put a claim in on all of Major League Baseball at the same time if you wanted to. It would be unwise because of the potential dollar burden, but it's not a problem.

cws05champ
08-26-2010, 09:24 AM
Near the bottom of this article it says that Hoffman cleared waivers...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0826-white-sox-orioles-chicago20100825,0,3793871.story

Lip Man 1
08-26-2010, 10:59 AM
Mark Gonzales also said that he heard the same thing about the Sox claiming Hoffman but could never get it "officially" confirmed.

He said Phil Rogers was told the same thing...the Sox had claimed him.

Lip

Hitmen77
08-26-2010, 11:44 AM
fyi: just in case anyone is wondering, Hoffman is making $8 million this year. If the rest of this season is about 1/6 of the season left, then he's still owed about $1.3 million.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/milwaukee-brewers.html

dickallen15
08-26-2010, 12:20 PM
fyi: just in case anyone is wondering, Hoffman is making $8 million this year. If the rest of this season is about 1/6 of the season left, then he's still owed about $1.3 million.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/milwaukee-brewers.html

Which is more money than they would have had to pay DJ Carrasco for the entire season. A little strange if it is true, but maybe they know Hoffman wouldn't come to them and they are blocking.

AlexRios51
08-26-2010, 12:34 PM
Stranger things have happened, like someone granting Linebrink a full no-trade clause.
:roflmao:

FarmerAndy
08-26-2010, 12:51 PM
Not that I put 100% trust in any one source, but the fact that this is nowhere to be found on MLBTradeRumors makes me skeptical that there is anything to this. Usually they are on top of everything going around.

pythons007
08-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Which is more money than they would have had to pay DJ Carrasco for the entire season. A little strange if it is true, but maybe they know Hoffman wouldn't come to them and they are blocking.

If they are blocking they are dumb. Whatever AL playoff contender wants him, more power to them. Hoffman and his 83 MPH fastball are finished in MLB!!!

Rockabilly
08-26-2010, 09:03 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/ChicagoWhite-Sox/post/_/id/1671/white-sox-claim-no-claim-on-hoffman?campaign=rss&source=CHICAGOHeadlines

twinsuck
08-26-2010, 10:13 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/ChicagoWhite-Sox/post/_/id/1671/white-sox-claim-no-claim-on-hoffman?campaign=rss&source=CHICAGOHeadlines
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100826&content_id=13966526&notebook_id=13966530&vkey=notebook_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws
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