Considering the current market for closers I would say $7-$8 is a steal for Hoffman even though 3 years is a risk for a guy his age. If I was the Padres I would have matched that.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey