Padres: Trevor Hoffman’s WAR Days Without Baseball

We look at back at possibly the greatest San Diego Padres pitcher of all-time and give an update on when MLB could resume play.

It’s been a little while since we gave an update on how many days we’ve gone without baseball and tied it to a San Diego Padres player.

Today (Tuesday, April 7) marks the 26th day of the shutdown. It’s kind of hard to believe we’re already almost a month into this shutdown.

But there is some potentially good news that came out Tuesday morning with Jeff Passan of ESPN reporting baseball could resume activities as early as May.

We haven’t heard much concrete news from MLB since the shutdown on when they could play again, so this is certainly encouraging as most of the recent rumors we’ve heard were about not having a season at all.

There are still a lot of hurdles that need to be cleared fro this to happen, but we could finally see the Padres back out on the field next month (assuming TV crews are allowed in the bubble).


Trevor Hoffman Days Without Baseball

Coinciding with the number of days we’ve gone without baseball, we like to point out a historic number from the San Diego Padres.

According to both FanGraphs and Baseball Reference, Trevor Hoffman accumulated 25.9 WAR during his career — 16 years of which he spent with the Padres.

I’m rounding up to 26 for the sake of this article, but that’s pretty incredible.

And according to Baseball Reference, that 25.9 WAR is the most WAR accumulated by a Padres pitcher in the history of the franchise edging out Jake Peavy at 24.8.

The Hall of Fame closer produced his highest WAR season in 1998 (3.1) — the season the Padres just happened to go to the World Series — and he finished second in the NL Cy Young vote that season with a 1.48 ERA in 73 innings with 86 strikeouts and 53 saves in 66 games.

I certainly don’t have to tell you how great he was in San Diego, but it’s fun to take a trip down memory lane during this time.


Coronavirus Update

It’s been two weeks since I gave the last updated numbers on the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, and according to the CDC, there are about 100,000 more reported cases since the last update.

There are now over 330,000 reported cases in the United States.

Hopefully soon we start to see this number level off and quit seeing such dramatic increases from week-to-week, but for now things just keep getting worse.

Next: Bounce back coming for Profar

Please be smart and safe. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

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