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Hoffman down to Dodgers, Brewers

By jcfortun Published: January 7, 2009

It appears as if former San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman is down to a decision between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Haudricourt doesn't like his team's chances of signing the Padre legend:

Hoffman grew up in nearby Anaheim and has played the last 16 years in San Diego, where he has made his home.

As I reported last night and this morning in the JS, that geography gives the Dodgers a distinct advantage. Accordingly, I'll be surprised if he takes the Brewers' offer over the Dodgers' offer.

Meanwhile, over at Blue Notes -- a Dodgers Blog at the Los Angeles Times -- The KAM Brothers are already sampling different rock tunes for Hoffman to enter the game to. Will "Hells Bells" transfer to Chavez Ravine too?

The Kam Brothers also note that the dodgers have made offers to journeymen relievers: Dennys Reyes and Guillermo Mota, who worked out

great for the Tribe a few years back.

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