When he was with the Marlins, Cameron Maybin worried about failing or being sent back to the minors. With a new team and a new confidence, Maybin is on the rise in San Diego.
The Padres might not have that "face of the franchise" -- Tony Gywnn, Trevor Hoffman and Adrian Gonzalez are all gone -- but that doesn't mean San Diego can't keep on winning.
The hard feelings are still there, but Trevor Hoffman is trying to put his exit from San Diego behind him as he transitions to the Brewers.
It's hard to find anyone who thinks Trevor Hoffman doesn't deserve to be in Cooperstown.
With Trevor Hoffman closing in on 500 saves, his ticket to Cooperstown is all but punched.
Growing up in San Diego, Cole Hamels developed an appreciation for the changeup by watching Trevor Hoffman pitch. And now he throws his own killer change.
Tuesday's All-Star Game wasn't the first time Trevor Hoffman has failed on a national stage. But he handled it with typical class.
Mike Cameron suffered a horrific injury last season. Then he lost his sister. Now he's become an all-star at coping, writes Jerry Crasnick.
It was meant to be for Trevor Hoffman to remain in San Diego, and that's exactly what happened for the veteran.
Trevor Hoffman and Rod Beck have different interests, but the bullpen mates share the same views on relief pitching.