Taco Train Confession: We Jinxed Eric Hosmer

July 15, 2018

Three or four weeks ago, the Taco Train wrote a sort of smart-ass ,midway report which (if read) was best forgotten by the time your brain tendrils had been distracted onto their next meal. One of the assertions of the piece was that Eric Hosmer was the perfect complementary player for the Padres. If other players were doing their part, we KNEW Hosmer would be doing his, and his efforts…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…