Trevor Hoffman Finds His Perfect Ending -- MLB FanHouse
Make no mistake: the decision for Hoffman to move on, so that Heath Bell could assume the closer's job, was the right one. But the club told Hoffman by phone that it was pulling its offer. Later, Hoffman described the club as dysfunctional, and went on and on about it.
Will 601 saves be enough for Hall of Fame? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
"Things don't always happen the way we think they will. Hoffman had to sweat for No. 600. He might be sweating again, five years from now."
Trevor Hoffman’s Place Among Hall of Fame Relievers | FanGraphs Baseball
Hoffman’s 30 WAR, 1,100 inning, 141 ERA+ career puts him in a similar statistical realm as Fingers and Sutter. Just as with Lee Smith, however, I can’t think of anything Hoffman did that shaped baseball’s history in a meaningful way outside of the sheer volume of his save total.
Trevor Hoffman retiring with record 601 saves - ESPN
"It was a little bit of self-reflection, trying to be honest with where I was at in my career skill-wise, and realizing that it was a time for a change, a change in venue, in a sense," Hoffman told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "It's turning the page, a new chapter in my life."
Hoffman retires, will wear 'different hats' for the Padres - SignOnSanDiego.com
"My new role with the Padres doesn't have to be defined right away," said Hoffman. "I might wear a lot of different hats. I'm just excited about being back in San Diego full time and involved with the Padres."
PADRES: All-time saves leader Hoffman retires at 43
"I wouldn't have had the tenure I had without him," said Towers, who spent 14 years as the Padres' general manager. "I'm sad because he's one of the greatest closers this game has ever known. You don't replace a guy like him, and we'll certainly never see someone like him again.
Trevor Hoffman got off to an inauspicious start with San Diego | padres.com: News
Before Trevor Hoffman became a legendary closer and likely entrenched his position in Cooperstown, it took time for Padres fans to warm up to him after he arrived in the deal that moved Gary Sheffield to Florida.
All-time MLB saves leader Trevor Hoffman retires | padres.com: News
All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman is retiring, the righty told MLB.com in an exclusive interview. "It's time to move on," said Hoffman, who earned 601 saves in 18 seasons.
Mike Bauman: Retiring Trevor Hoffman was first class all the way | padres.com: News
It is one thing to be the all-time leader and it is another to be a class act. To be both, you'd have to be Trevor Hoffman.
Brewers closer John Axford cherished time he spent with Trevor Hoffman | padres.com: News
John Axford spoke with reverence Tuesday after learning that Trevor Hoffman had decided to retire after 18 Major League seasons.
Unfinished Business: Trevor's Time To Retire
"Trevor, I don't think you'll ever know the impact that you've had on me and the city of San Diego."