Padres Rumors: Hoffman, Giles By Tim Dierkes | November 4, 2008 at 11:12am CDT Padres GM Kevin Towers has more on his plate than just Jake Peavy and Khalil Greene – he also has to deal with Trevor Hoffman and Brian Giles. Towers talked to Hoffman’s agent about a week ago; he submitted an offer two weeks ago. ESPN’s Buster Olney said the offer was $4MM for ’09 and a club option for ’10. The Padres have until Saturday to make a decision on Giles’ $9MM option (it has a $3MM buyout). Towers says he’s leaning toward exercising it before the weekend.