The Brewers appear to be making a strong push to try to lure alltime saves leader Trevor Hoffman, with the Dodgers still believed to be in the mix.
He is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.
While Hoffman apparently hasn't made his final choice yet, Milwaukee is apparently making the stronger move in what appears to be a two-team battle for Hoffman, who has 554 career saves, including 30 last season. Hoffman has pitched his last 902 games with the Padres after 28 games as a rookie with Florida in 1993, but cut ties with San Diego after negotiations did not go well early this winter.
Not only has he been with the Padres for 15 plus seasons, he is a Southern California native. So Milwaukee has a lot to overcome here.
The Brewers need a closer, and this would be a pretty good way to fill that slot. The Dodgers need bullpen help and might use Hoffman as a closer if they get him.