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Will Hoffman make it to 600?

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08:22 AM ET 08.19 | Trevor Hoffman is no longer the Plan A closer in Milwaukee, but working as Plan B, as he did Wednesday in earning career save No. 598, may be enough. Six weeks should be ample time for Hoffman to save two more games. Then he could step off the mound one last time as the first pitcher to reach 600 saves, a fitting conclusion to his Hall of Fame career. "There's a month and a half left, so hopefully I'll get an opportunity to get it," Hoffman says. The Brewers will try to oblige. "He wants it," manager Ken Macha says. "So we'll try to do our best."

The Sporting News

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August 19, 2010  08:32 AM ET

Not letting why so serious beat me to comment 1 again...

August 19, 2010  08:32 AM ET

DAMMIT WSS!

August 19, 2010  09:55 AM ET

if hoffman doesnt get 2 more saves to reach 600 it will be embarrising for him.

August 19, 2010  09:56 AM ET

Someone got paid to write this article. Think about that.

August 19, 2010  10:04 AM ET

Thats nice, but half of the saves credited in MLB really should read DNBI ( Did Not Blow It).

August 19, 2010  11:08 AM ET

He'll get there if he gets some more save opps like yesterday: one out to go and he only has to get Brendan Ryan out.

August 19, 2010  12:02 PM ET

Funny when your "career leader" isn't the GOAT...

August 19, 2010  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He'll get there if he gets some more save opps like yesterday: one out to go and he only has to get Brendan Ryan out.

Exactly. It really is not a very telling stat.

August 19, 2010  02:59 PM ET

hoffman has nothing to lose, and is more easy for him to achieve his goal!!

August 19, 2010  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

if hoffman doesnt get 2 more saves to reach 600 it will be embarrising for him.

Trevor Hoffman's "The Man" he has those two saves in the bag... It would be nice though if Hoffman could be picking up save 599 and 600 with the San Diego Padres in their quest for a playoff burst

August 20, 2010  09:50 AM ET

Am i the only one who doesn't think he's a hall of famer?

 
August 23, 2010  03:57 PM ET

Good guy or not, there comes a time when you just have to call it a career, before it gets sad ... well, more so than it is now.

It's like Emmitt Smith hanging on with Arizona just to break Walter Payton's record, or Mickey Mantle hanging on at the end to, well, do something ...

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