Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Eric Hosmer weighing multiple seven-year offers

Eric Hosmer weighing multiple seven-year offers

This little tidbit is within the same piece where Nightengale also reports that Eric Hosmer has a seven-year offer from the Padres.

The offer comes after the San Diego Padres proposed a seven-year deal worth $140 million.

The Red Sox had previously been tied to Hosmer, though following the signing of Mitch Moreland, it seems unlikely Hosmer is their main target.

San Diego or Kansas City are the most likely places that Hosmer will land, but there is the possibility other teams might step up to the plate to sign him, and if his agent Scott Boras is able to leverage those two offers against one another to get his client a guaranteed eighth year.

Eric Hosmer's free agency, like everyone else's this winter, is never ending.

Hosmer is young enough that he can sign with the Padres, endure a couple of losing seasons and still be a big part of the franchise's next winning team.

However, the St. Louis Cardinals are still looking to add and Hosmer potentially could be a fit there as well. It's a sign that this organization hasn't given in to the idea that it's time to go into a drastic rebuild.

Hosmer, who in October turned 28, is a player who is seen in two different lights by people in baseball and those in stats.

With the farm system the focus, the Royals appeared willing to walk away from Moustakas and Cain. All baseball contracts are fully guaranteed, and as the Royals found out with Gordon, a bad free-agent deal can handcuff a small-market franchise where money is quite finite. For a team that has the chemistry of the Royals, that is not something that should be underestimated. The club is seeking to trim payroll to close to $110 million or $115 million after carrying club-record payrolls in 2016 and 2017.

Hosmer was a key member of the Royals team that won a World Series in 2015.

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