The Padres are Building From the Ground Up

February 21, 2018

Admit it: you started reading this believing it to be another article about the process of the San Diego Padres, expecting me to inundate you with how the Friars’ farm system sets them up well for several years of affordable pennant hunting. Admit it: you’re now feeling slightly tricked, starting to believe that maybe this isn’t an article about the Padres’ emerging youth movement, or about how the 2020 season…

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12 Padres That Wore No. 30 Before Eric Hosmer

February 21, 2018

January 22, 2017 was a day that marked the lives of several people in the baseball community as Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte died in two separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic. Ventura was still a young and promising pitcher at just 25 years old and his death came as a shock, especially since members of the baseball community were still mourning the death of Jose Fernandez, who had…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 6 (Hosmer’s Swagger Needed)

February 19, 2018

Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers will solidify the middle of the Padres’ lineup. Or at least that is what the Padres hope. The Friars have a young left-handed hitter and a young right-handed hitter to build around. Some debate whether each player is overvalued as far as production, but having those two each and every day will go a long way for a franchise that has struggled to find an…

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Eric Hosmer Rakes at Petco Park and Bullies the Rest of the West

February 19, 2018

It finally happened. Eric Hosmer is a San Diego Padre. The 8-year, $144 million deal is the biggest in club history and it gives the Padres an instant face to the franchise. The thing is, Hosmer is already accustomed to success at Petco Park. Whether it was torturing his now current team in the regular season, during the 2016 All-Star Game or the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Hosmer has owned…

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 5 (Hosmer Signs & the Dawn Has Begun)

February 18, 2018

In signing Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal at $144 million, the San Diego Padres are signifying that they intend to compete soon. We can debate whether that time is now or in 2020, but the front office of this franchise has full intentions to be a serious player in Major League Baseball. San Diegans could not be more excited, as this team has never had a plan set in…

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Eric Hosmer Signing Brings a Domino Effect With it for Rest of Team

February 18, 2018

With the signing of Eric Hosmer, the San Diego Padres will need to restructure their team a bit. The slick-fielding first baseman will surely play everyday, as he has proven he is more than capable of doing so. Hosmer is a presence in the middle of a brand new Padres’ lineup and a left-handed bat that the team has needed for a long time. It is an exciting time to…

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Padres Sign Eric Hosmer To Eight-Year/$144 Million Deal

February 17, 2018

It’s finally happened. After months of waiting and endless negotiating, a deal is finally in place. At 8:04 San Diego time, Kevin Acee reported that Eric Hosmer has signed with the Padres with Scott Miller giving the financial details of an eight-year, $144 million front-loaded deal, with $20 million in the first five years and $13 million in the final three years. The Padres will be giving up their third-highest draft pick,…

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It’s Time to Move on From Eric Hosmer

February 9, 2018

The Eric Hosmer rumors are still swirling in San Diego with less than ten days before players report to spring training. Eric Hosmer has value, but is it time to just move on from him and focus on 2018 and the future of this franchise? San Diego sports fans are certainly very used to disappointment. It just comes with the territory. Will the Eric Hosmer ordeal end in more heartache…

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Are the Royals Hinting at Retaining Eric Hosmer?

January 30, 2018

A pair of ex-San Diego Padres appeared in the news on Monday in a move that could potentially alter the team’s pursuit of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. The Kansas City Royals traded left-handed relief pitcher Ryan Buchter and first baseman Brandon Moss to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Ryan Fillmyer. Buchter and Hahn were both pitchers with the Padres organization at one…

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Eric Hosmer Wants Eight-Year Deal

January 17, 2018

On Monday afternoon, I received the honor of talking to USA Today and MLB Network Insider Bob Nightengale. We had an in-depth conversation about the San Diego Padres and Eric Hosmer, the hot topic around town. The thing that stuck out to me in our conversation was when I asked Mr. Nightengale about any new Eric Hosmer information. He said that the first baseman is “looking for an eight-year deal,…

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Why Eric Hosmer Really Isn’t That Bad

January 12, 2018

Ever since Dennis Lin reported on the Padres potential interest in former Royals first-baseman Eric Hosmer, the team’s fanbase (and more specifically Padres twitter) has been noticeably divided. Friends have become enemies and enemies have reached mutual understandings with one another as many camps have discussed the potential signing of the free agent 1st baseman. Hosmer’s weaknesses have been well documented, but this writer is here to convince Padres fans…

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A Better Fit Than Eric Hosmer?

January 6, 2018

As the calendar has turned from December to January, and a new year has begun, left-handed-hitting first baseman Eric Hosmer still dominates headlines as his free agency continues. At this moment, Padres’ Twitter continues to tear itself apart with arguments over whether or not signing Hosmer is worth it, and justifications abound on both sides. The cases for and against Eric Hosmer are clear at this point, but let’s reiterate…

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