Hoffman is an incredible closer, one of the best, but regardless of that, he is not what he was at his peak. Is he the best available FA RP? Maybe. Is he the best value? Probably not. Is he the best option for the Padres organization? Yes. As much as I would like to see him leave the NL West, Hoffman is the Padres. I would have a hard time believing you if the first player that came to mind when you heard "Padres" wasn't Hoffman (exculding Tony Gwynn). Hoffman is their star and it would be a big hit to the Padres fan base (and as a result their bottom line) if they let Hoffman go.