Meet the new closer. Same as the old closer.

I smiled when I heard Trevor Hoffman elected to re-sign with San Diego today. And even though he scares the crap out of me, I smiled when I read that the Indians signed Bob Wickman, the “Walking Keg” as one colleague calls him, to a one-year, $5 million deal. I like Hoffman, but not for three years and $7 million per, and while I’ve never been a big Wickman fan, I’d rather have him for one more year at $5 million than commit to a 38 year old for two or three years.

The Indians now have their closer. So…who do they get now, especially since they saved some money by getting Wick instead of Hoffman.

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