No Saving This?

The Padres have revoked their one-year, $4 million contract offer to baseball's all-time saves leader.

Trevor Hoffman was the face of the San Diego Padres.  By withdrawing their offer, the Padres have officially ended his 16-year Padres career. 

In 2008 Hoffy, a future Hall of Famer, had his worst statistical year since 1995, He still converted 30 of 34 save chances for one of the worst teams in baseball, however.

Hoffman is one of the most beloved players in franchise history.  He has saved 554 career games, a Major League record. All but two of those saves came in a Padres uniform. Heath Bell will likely take over the closer role.

At last week's general manager meetings in Dana Point, Calif., the Indians general manager, Mark Shapiro, said he would be interested in signing Hoffman. The last time the closer was a free agent -- after the 2006 season -- Cleveland made a strong push to grab him.  Hoffman stayed in San Diego for less money, though, showing a great sense of loyalty to his city.  In the end, his team couldn't do the same thing for him.

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