Hoffman deserves a plaque in Cooperstown
As Padres closer Trevor Hoffman approaches his 500th career save, ESPN.com asked 62 baseball writers the following question:
If you had to cast your Hall of Fame ballot today, would you vote "yes," "no" or "undecided" on Hoffman for Cooperstown?
The results were overwhelmingly positive -- 58 yes votes, four undecideds (including ESPN.com writer Jim Caple) and not a single outright "no."
Here's a sample of writers' comments:
"I think Hoffman is unquestionably a first ballot ...
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