Trevor Hoffman, the all-time leaders in saves and the face of the San Diego franchise, will not return to the Padres for 2009. The team has withdrawn its contract offer for 2009 to Hoffman, who is eligible for free agency this fall.I think this may hit my brother the hardest. See, he works at an In-N-Out Burger in San Diego, and Hoffman often comes through his drive through after Padres games and order him some animal style goodness. With his run on the Padres ending, so too endeth my brother's occasional brushes with fame.
Hoffman has played the last 16 seasons with the Padres, tenure which ranks behind only John Smoltz's 20 years with the Braves among active players. He also ranks first all-time among active pitchers in career save percentage, at .892.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It's not just Peavy checking out of San Diego: