Padres Points: Hoffman, Desmond, Ramirez

The San Diego Padres have started the new year relatively quiet. There is less than two months remaining until pitchers and catchers report. The team still has some areas of need, one particularly, where fans of the club want to see change. That position is shortstop. Many Padres fans were disappointed to see Trevor Hoffman not get […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Trevor Hoffman and the Closer’s Place in the Hall of Fame

It was surprising when Jim Edmonds got knocked off the ballot in his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility when results were announced a couple days ago. It was surprising that Ken Griffey Jr. received he highest percentage of votes in history, or it was surprising that he wasn’t unanimous, depending how you want to look at it. It was a bit surprising, maybe, that Jeff Bagwell...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The merits of voting closers into HOF

Traditionalists wrinkle their nose, old-timers gripe and complain, and some writers refuse to vote for them, but the debate over whether closers belong in the Hall of Fame will continue.  This year, the ballot adds two names to the list who were solely closers (zero career starts between them), Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner. For the younger folks who don’t remember these guys...
Via The Outside Corner
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 14, 2015  |  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...
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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 on the dominance over many years of the guy above them. Some of their tickets to the Hall of Fame will be regular-priced admission rather than an 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...
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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...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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