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TREVOR HOFFMAN RUMORS

Trevor Hoffman: Not a First Ballot Hall of Famer?

To San Diego Padres fans the very idea of Trevor Hoffman not being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, his first year of eligibility, would be nothing short of sheer blasphemy. However, that is exactly what some baseball experts and Hall of Fame voters have been stating since the 2015 Hall of Fame class was announced on January 6th. Over the course of 18 seasons, with 16 of...
Via Hot Stove MLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall focus in 2016 turns to Griffey, Hoffman, Wagner

  Next January the Hall of Fame focus will turn to Ken Griffey Jr., Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner after an unprecedented dominance by starting pitchers over a two-year span. When Griffey left the Seattle Mariners in 2010, there was no farewell tour. The 40-year-old outfielder pretty much drove off into the night: Griffey got in his car, headed out of Seattle in the middle of a...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

THROWBACK THURSDAY: When Animals Hated Trevor Hoffman

I think the last remaining member of the "Trevor Hoffman is just having a slow start" bandwagon fell off yesterday and now we can all finally accept that Trevor Hoffman is done as a closer. He doesn't have it. He throws right down the middle and he doesn't fool anyone. Is there a person in the world that was honestly surprised that Glaus hit that homerun? I didn't think so. Yesterday...
Via Miller Park Drunk
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Jonathan Papelbon catch Mariano Rivera?

When discussing the best closers of the modern era one name leads every list: Mariano Rivera. Trevor Hoffman, Joe Nathan, Francisco Rodriguez, and Billy Wagner are part of the next tier down but are short the dominance over many years of the guy above them. Some of their tickets to the Hall of Fame will likely be regular-priced admission rather than induction ceremony. One guy who...
Via The Sports Post
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Hoffman to be inducted into Padres Hall of Fame on Sat., Aug. 30

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 30, prior to the 5:40 p.m. Padres game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego Padres Hall of Fame committee, comprised of members of the local sports media and San Diego Padres front office, voted unanimously to induct Hoffman, who retired in January...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trevor Hoffman (Memorial?) National League Reliever of the Year Award

Yesterday news broke that MLB will be re-naming their top closer award’s the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award and the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award for the two  respective leagues. I was confused by this. And I’m not talking about the extremely long title for both. I love Trevor but naming the NL reliever award after him is...
Via Padres Public
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Tributes Hoffman with NL Award Honors

Looks like the bell hasn’t stopped tolling, and it will continue to do so at least once a year – if not more. Major League Baseball announced today that the annual Relief Pitcher awards (formerly known as the “Delivery Man of the Year Award” from 2005-2013, and the “Rolaids Relief Man Award” from 1976-2012) handed out at the end of each season would be named after two...
Via Friarhood
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB naming reliever awards after Rivera, Trevor Hoffman

Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman (Credit: Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press) Major League Baseball has decided to reward two of the best relievers in the history of baseball by renaming the annual awards for relievers in each league.  The American League Reliever of the Year Award has been renamed after legendary Mariano Rivera who retired in 2013 after amassing 651 saves (most all...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Notes: Philadelphia signs Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor league deal

Keeper of the legendary namesake and former nightmare of Trevor Hoffman's slumber, Tony Gwynn Jr. has reached an agreement on a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. As first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the contract is believed to contain an invitation to spring training though official confirmation is pending.#Phillies sign minor league free agent...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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