Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Trevor Has Left the Building

After 16 stellar seasons, and one lousy one, Trevor Hoffman is calling it a day.

Trevor Hoffman, the Major League Baseball leader in saves, has decided to retire.

"It's time to retire. It's time to move on," Hoffman told MLB.com. "This is more of a self-evaluation. I expect to pitch at a certain level and I had to be honest with myself that I wasn't certain I could maintain that anymore."Hoffman ends his 18-year career with an all-time record 601 saves, 41 ahead of New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera, who is in second place with 559.

In other words, Hoffman better keep his September open to hand over his crone to Mo.

Everyone at SoSG wishes our former NL West tormentor well on his future endeavors. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.