Eric Hosmer Has Been Everything the Padres Had Hoped For

June 6, 2018

Eric Hosmer has been everything the Padres the Padres have hoped for this 2018 season. When the Padres signed Eric Hosmer to his eight year, $144 million contract, many were already chalking it up as a bad contract and that the Padres would regret it, long before he even set cleats on the field at Petco Park. With all that pressure, Hosmer has laughed at his doubters and all the…

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Eric Hosmer: “The Papo Effect”

April 4, 2018

Why the Papo Effect?? Eric Hosmers nickname is Papo. Papo is a term of endearment, affection, and love. Commonly used to represent male to male affection or “brotherly love”. Monday evening before the San Diego Padres took on their National League West Division rival the Colorado Rockies, Hosmer led the team meeting for the first time. The only way to accurately evaluate Eric Hosmer’s, aka Papo’s, development is to start…

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The City of San Diego is Falling in Love With Eric Hosmer

February 26, 2018

The San Diego Padres have found their man. And with that, the city of San Diego has found their man. His name is Eric Hosmer, and from day one, he spoke about bringing credibility to the city of San Diego and its sports scene. That speaks volumes towards the type of person he is, and despite the criticism of his play (analytically speaking), he could very well be worth the…

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Hot Lava Blowback From Hosmer Deal

February 24, 2018

In the Padres’ press conference welcoming Eric Hosmer to San Diego, agent Scott Boras opined that the organization as a whole is a “volcano of hot talent lava.” Hosmer brings his experience with a Kansas City Royals team that won the World Series to San Diego, and will take over first base. The addition displaces Wil Myers from that position and causes a hot lava ripple effect throughout the clubhouse…

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With the Addition of Hosmer, Wil Myers Can Just Relax and Play Ball

February 22, 2018

When the Padres inked Wil Myers to a then-club record six-year, $83 million deal before last season, it was the intention that he become the “face of the franchise” and the clubhouse alpha dog. Although 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases are the type of numbers the Padres paid for, most were hoping for more. His midseason struggles last year were well documented as he hit .214, .195 and…

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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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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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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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5 Reason Why the Padres Should NOT Sign Eric Hosmer

January 5, 2018

The San Diego Padres might sign free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. It’s easy to see why San Diego fans are excited about the possibility: he’s young (28), has already played for a World Champion—the 2015 Royals, hits for power, plays solid defense, and is a clubhouse leader. According to USA Today, the Padres have already offered Hosmer a seven-year contract, worth roughly $20 million per year. But here is…

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The Rumor Mill Activity and What it Means for the Direction of the San Diego Padres

December 21, 2017

If you have been following the Padres’ off-season closely, you know they have been rumored to be in the mix to sign Eric Hosmer to a long-term deal. Even more surprising, they have reached out to the Marlins to inquire about Christian Yelich. These are two players who are highly desired by several teams across the league. If the Padres were able to make each of these moves, it would…

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26 Years Ago SD Missed Out on Tartabull, Will They Sign Hosmer?

December 19, 2017

The Eric Hosmer talk is just not dying down. With the recent signing of Mitch Moreland by the Boston Red Sox, the San Diego Padres appear to be the favorites for landing Hosmer. I can distinctly remember 26 years ago when the San Diego Padres were reportedly close to signing a Kansas City Royal player coming off a career year. Danny Tartabull put up a .990 OPS in his final…

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