The Padres have re-signed Brett Tomko, whose sizable contribution to 2007′s collapse often gets overlooked by folks more interested in placing all the blame on Trevor Hoffman. Why was Tomko available, you ask? Because the Kansas City Royals had no use for him. If that isn’t a ringing endorsement for any pitcher’s services, then I don’t know what is. Where’s Hideo Nomo when you need him?