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2016 Schedule
68-94, 5th in NL West
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Early 2018 support for Trevor Hoffman?

If Jayson Stark were to cast his 2018 Hall of Fame ballot today, he would include Hoffman, who just missed the threshold on this year's ballot. Hoffman isn't Mariano Rivera, but that shouldn't impact his credentials. Stark: My early 2018 HOF ballot

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Hoffman falls 5 votes shy of Hall of Fame

In his second year on the Hall of Fame ballot, Trevor Hoffman received 327 votes, appearing on 74 percent of the ballots and just shy of the 75 percent needed to get a plaque in Cooperstown.

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Short wait for Hall for Trevor Hoffman?

Hoffman (74 percent) fell just short of the 75 percent needed for induction this year. He'll clearly get in, probably next year, David Schoenfield writes. HOF night winners/losers

Kurkjian surprised Bonds, Clemens didn't get bigger boost (1:12)
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What would Padres say off the record?

If you gave truth serum to the executives of all 30 MLB teams, what might you hear? Buster Olney believes the Padres would admit they have no clue when they'll contend again. Front-office truths (Insider)

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Among all retired pitchers in the Live Ball Era (since 1920) to log at least 1,000 career innings, Mariano Rivera (1.00) and Pedro Martínez (1.05) are the only ones with a lower WHIP than Trevor Hoffman (1.06).

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is the Will Myers extension with Padres: $83,000,000/6 SGP Signing Bonus = $15,000,000 ($1,000,000 within 30 days of approval; $5,500,000 on 11/15/18; $8,500,000 on 11/15/19) 2017 - $2,000,000 2018 - $2,000,000 2019 - $3,000,000 2020 - $20,000,000 2021 - $20,000,000 2022 - $20,000,000 2023 - $20,000,000 club option (club has within 3 days after the World Series to exercise or decline) or $1,000,000 buyout Plus: $1,000,000 if traded (one time)

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Will Austin Hedges step up in 2017?

Hedges should take the Padres' catcher job and run with it, Tony Blengino writes. The 24-year-old's defense behind the plate is unquestioned, and he can make fairly consistent contact with the bat. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

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Wed.'s HoF election will likely expand list of expansion teams' players in Hall. Expos (Raines & Guerrero), M's (Martinez), Astros (Bagwell) & Padres (Hoffman) candidates could join their teams' Carter & Dawson, Griffey Jr. & Johnson, Biggio and Gwynn. Pudge Rodriguez would be first electee whose primary team was expansion Tex/Was.

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Hoffman makes it in on ESPN's ballot

ESPN's 17 Hall of Fame voters cast their ballots, and Trevor Hoffman grabbed 13 votes. That's good enough to get him over the 75 percent threshold. ESPN's HOF ballot

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Wil Myers (who has reportedly agreed to an extension with the Padres) was 1 of 3 players with 25 homers and 25 steals last season. The other 2 finished 1st and 2nd in the AL MVP voting (Mike Trout and Mookie Betts).

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It's about that time again

Spring training is nearly here! Padres pitchers and catchers will begin workouts in Peoria, Ariz. on Feb. 15 and will be joined by the full squad on Feb. 18.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

2 months into the offseason, 6 teams have yet to sign a free agent who will make more than $3 million a year: Royals, Tigers, Padres, Reds, Diamondbacks & Nationals. Asterisk alert: Washington did trade for Adam Eaton ($4M in 2017). And KC traded for Jorge Soler ($3.67M). Nevertheless, a large group of teams clearly have been trying to wait out this market. Let's just say agents have noticed!

Padres are in the cellar

The Padres rebuilding program will take longer than most because of their decision to trade for prospects who are the furthest away from the big leagues and the price they had to pay to get the high-end players, Jim Bowden writes. Midwinter Power Rankings (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

All-Unemployed Team's starting rotation: Jason Hammel, Doug Fister, Colby Lewis, Tyson Ross, Jered Weaver

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Who could be the Padres' Ben Zobrist?

Although his arm is fringy to play a position like shortstop, Carlos Asuaje looks like he has a bat that will hold up at the major league level. The 25-year-old already has experience at second base and in left field. A Zobrist for every team (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4323rd
Quality Starts69Tied-18th
Batting Average.23530th
On Base Percentage.29930th
Slugging Percentage.39028th

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