Trevor Hoffman has agreed to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year contract for $6 million with $1.5 million in performance bonuses, officially ending the all-time save leader's tenure with the Padres.
A few weeks ago it hit me. I realized how much I was going to miss Trevor Hoffman, until then it didn't seem real, there was always an outside chance that some how the Padres and Hoffman would find some common ground.
I was doing a google image search for a particular Hoffman picture and I noticed two things. It's really hard to find a picture of Hoffman without a huge genuine grin on his face was the first thing. The second, I couldn't believe how many photos of Hoffman with kids stricken with cancer.
You always hear about baseball players being "great guys" off the field but at some point I stopped believing that because you later find out that they involved in steroids, crime, abuse or infidelity. I don't want to put Hoffman up on a pedestal but the things he's done for the people of San Diego have restored my faith. I believe he's not only a great athlete but a great person and Milwaukee is going to be fortunate to borrow him for a short time. Only until his playing career ends and returns to San Diego and takes his place among the immortals.