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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The Pros and Cons to Signing Eric Hosmer

December 10, 2017

The Winter Meetings will begin this coming week, and the Hot Stove will be blaring at full blast. Teams will begin spending money and making trades as general managers look to set their rosters for the 2018 MLB season. Some might go for that “blockbuster” deal, while others will just look to satisfy team needs. A.J. Preller and Co. are expected to fill team needs, and then some. The Padres…

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Padres Still Flirting with Hosmer, But Isn’t Carlos Santana a Better Option?

December 9, 2017

The Eric Hosmer talk will not die down. It is everywhere. And now that the Friars have lost out on Shohei Ohtani, the talk seems to have picked up steam. Even Peter Seidler, who is normally quite subdued, came out and spoke to the local media. He talked about his disappointment in losing out on Ohtani, but did say that the team made their best effort to secure his services….

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The Eric Hosmer Talk is Simply to Sell Tickets

November 13, 2017

Let’s be honest. When you see something indicating that the San Diego Padres are internally discussing the possibility of signing Eric Hosmer, you get excited. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently published a piece stating that the baseball operations department of the Padres is indeed discussing Eric Hosmer. They are certainly kicking the tires on the first baseman. As a starved Padre fan, you can only hope that the team…

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