Last modified Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:35 PM PDT PADRES: Hoffman files for free agency By NCT SAN DIEGO ---- Baseball's all-time saves leader has filed for free agency. Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman, who has 554 career saves, including 30 last season, filed for free agency. The 16-year veteran was 3-6 with a 3.77 ERA in 48 appearances for the Padres as he reached the 30-save mark for the 13th time in 14 seasons. Both Hoffman and the Padres have indicated they would like the reliever to finish his career with the club. The right-hander, however, said he wished for negotiations to remain private. Hoffman didn't return a phone call seeking comment on Thursday. On Wednesday, general manager Kevin Towers said he didn't expect a quick resolution to Hoffman's contract status or that of outfielder Brian Giles, who is waiting on the club to decide whether or not to pick up his $9 million option. The Padres have 14 days from the close of the World Series to exercise Giles' option or buy out his contract for $3 million. Pitcher Mark Prior also filed for free agency. ---- Dan Hayes _______________________________ Holy crap! I guess Trevor figures if Jakes goes, he might go, too??