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    Greatness In The Making RedLegSuperStar's Avatar
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    500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Former Red.. sad sad shame..

    Congrats to 500! Huge huge number and a definate place in Cooperstown
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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Proof of what it takes to succeed in this business...adjustments at every level including the Majors.

    Hoffman was on his way out after a few years in the Majors as he had lost his fastball. According to his own words, he knew he had to do something and he came up with one of the best pitches in the Majors and turned it into a Hall-of-Fame career.

    That's an example where Pecota and FIPS are clueless, as they can't measure what's in a player's head.
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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Congrats to him
    Go Gators!

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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    This guy has become one of the most dominant pitchers at his position, yet his name is rarely mentioned among the elite.

    First ballot HOF, but is it because he doesn't have the rocket arm?
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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Former Red.. sad sad shame..

    Congrats to 500! Huge huge number and a definate place in Cooperstown
    What, do you think the Reds could have used a relief pitcher such as Hoffman?
    Hoffman should make the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Congratulations to Hoffman - I do hope he does go to the Hall (as well as a few other deserved relievers).
    Oh, but how I wish he could have done it with the Reds.

    Oh well. Time to wish in one hand and....

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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Ah the one that got away. Great accomplishment for Hoffman, a definite first ballot hall of famer. Congrats to him on 500.

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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Hoffman is living proof that you don't have to overpower a hitter to dominate them. You don't need a 95mph fastball; you can make hitters looks silly with good control and a Bugs Bunny changeup.
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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Trevor Hoffman has been performing one of of the best magic tricks I have ever seen over the last 15 years.
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    Re: 500 Saves For Trevor Hoffman

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Trevor Hoffman has been performing one of of the best magic tricks I have ever seen over the last 15 years.
    He also has the best entrance in baseball.
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