Eric Hosmer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Royals Ownership Screwed Team Over by Nixing Eric Hosmer Offer

    12 Up "​Welp, the Kansas City Royals ownership really screwed the pooch on this one. Back in January, the Royals and the ​San Diego Padres were the two teams that were in most serious pursuit of slugging first baseman ​Eric Hosmer. Hosmer wanted seven years, and that is what both teams offered..." March 09

  • Eric Hosmer says lots of 'red flags' during grim offseason: 'Something is wrong with it'

    USA Today "Eric Hosmer's eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres is everything he always wanted, and what every player desires. Yet, that merely leaves Hosmer seething at the major league teams who don’t share the Padres' vision, and whose inaction has left many of his major league..." March 05

  • Eric Hosmer gave coach Glenn Hoffman a Rolex for number 30.

    Hardball Talk "Eric Hosmer wore number 35 for his entire tenure with the Kansas City Royals. He can’t wear number 35 in San Diego, though, because it’s retired in honor of 1976 Cy Young Award winner Randy Jones. In light of that, he decided to wear number 30 in honor of his late teammate, Yordano Ventura. The..." February 28

  • Padres, Eric Hosmer agree to terms

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres got their man. The team and free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to a deal, two sources said Saturday night. The average annual value of the eight-year deal is $18 million, the largest monetary commitment in Padres history. The Padres had said they would be..." February 18

  • The Royals are waiting on Eric Hosmer. Here’s their contingency plan at first base

    Kansas City Star "At the front of the clubhouse here, a row of locker stalls that once belonged to stars has been re-assigned to younger players. This is where Eric Hosmer made his home each spring, not far from the lockers of Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, just around the corner from the front doorway. On..." February 15

  • Report: Padres, Royals still talking to Eric Hosmer

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals have not given up their reported pursuit of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. According to Dennis Lin of the Athletic, both the Royals and Padres have kept in contact with Hosmer’s agent Scott Boras recently. The Padres have reportedly stepped up..." February 12

  • Padres' social media accounts were hacked; no imminent agreement with Eric Hosmer

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Shortly after midnight Thursday, the Padres’ social media accounts appeared to suggest a thaw in a historically sluggish free-agent market. The team’s Instagram account posted a photo, sans caption, of Eric Hosmer in action with the Kansas City Royals, the Padres’ primary competition for the..." January 25

  • Padres owner on Eric Hosmer offer: 'We like it. I don't know if Mr. Boras likes it.'

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler indicated Tuesday the team is not planning significant changes to its offer to free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. The Union-Tribune reported earlier this month that the Padres had presented agent Scott Boras with a seven-year deal worth less than $140..." January 16

  • Why the Royals and Eric Hosmer are better off without each other

    Kansas City Star "The Royals remain interested in signing Eric Hosmer but have not offered a contract worth $147 million over seven years, as stated in a report almost certainly pushed by people close to Hosmer in an attempt to kickstart action in a historically slow baseball offseason. Even so, the..." January 04

  • Eric Hosmer offered seven-year, $147 million deal to return to Royals

    USA Today "Eric Hosmer, coveted all winter by the San Diego Padres, now has another surprising small-market team going head-to-head for his services. Yes, his old team. The Kansas City Royals have offered Hosmer a franchise-record seven-year, $147 million contract, persons close to Hosmer told USA..." January 03

  • Eric Hosmer Reportedly Has Record 7-Year Contract Offer from Padres on Table

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer reportedly has a big contract offer on the table from the San Diego Padres, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Per Nightengale, it is a seven-year deal that would make Hosmer the highest-paid player in Padres history. The 28-year-old Hosmer spent..." January 02

  • How Eric Hosmer and the Royals may be closer to re-upping

    Kansas City Star "The following words are driven more by speculation than fact, more by conjecture than definitive truth, so feel free to end it here and watch that Chiefs fan jump onto the burning table again. Go ahead, no offense taken. Nearly everything about baseball this time of year is speculation and..." December 19

  • Source: Red Sox talks signal interest in signing both J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer

    Boston Herald "A source at the winter meetings said that the Red Sox are engaged in talks with not only free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez but also free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. The intent is not to try to ensure signing one of the two elite hitters, said the source. The goal is to try to sign..." December 14

  • Padres Emerge As ‘Clear-Cut Favorites’ To Sign Eric Hosmer

    NESN "As Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings wrap up, teams are homing in on their targets. And it appears the San Diego Padres have a man in mind. The Padres have emerged as the “clear-cut” favorites to sign free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale reported Thursday..." December 14

  • Padres Remain 'Strongly in Mix' for Eric Hosmer

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Padres are reportedly looking to make a run at prized free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Per Heyman, the Padres are "thinking big" and remain "strongly in the mix" for Hosmer's services. The 28-year-old Hosmer spent the first seven..." December 12

  • Royals discouraged by chances of re-signing Hosmer

    Kansas City Star "Shohei Ohtani chose the Angels. Giancarlo Stanton appears headed for New York. Is Eric Hosmer the next offseason domino to fall? That question could be answered this week as Major League Baseball convenes for its annual Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake..." December 10

  • Hosmer visits San Diego as Padres hold keen interest

    Fanrag Sports "Star free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer visited in San Diego with the Padres Thursday, lending more credence to their scenario that he could wind up with the small-market club that’s still in a rebuild. Some may see the low-revenue Padres as an unlikely fit for a big-time free agent, but a..." December 08

  • Eric Hosmer may be looking for a superstar deal, but the market should be careful

    CBS Sports "Royals lifer Eric Hosmer is one of the most coveted free agents of the offseason. Sure, that says much about the relative depth of the 2017-18 class of free agents, but Hosmer's rep, Scott Boras, has already floated the idea of a $200 million contract for his client. Hosmer's not going to get..." December 02

  • Cardinals may have interest in Eric Hosmer

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals are looking to add some juice to the lineup this offseason, as evinced by their bring one of the teams prominently in pursuit of trade candidate Giancarlo Stanton. In the event that they're unable to pull off such a blockbuster, the Cardinals may turn to the free agent pool for some..." November 17

  • Padres to make run at Eric Hosmer?

    ESPN "The San Diego Padres could be a surprise suitor in this winter's Eric Hosmer sweepstakes. The Pads are internally discussing the idea of pursuing the coveted free-agent first baseman, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears the same, noting the..." November 15

  • Royals make qualifying offer to Eric Hosmer

    Hardball Talk "The Kansas City Royals extended a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer to first baseman Eric Hosmer. Not surprising at all. Hosmer will certainly turn it down too, as he’s one of the top free agents on the market and is likely looking for a deal that pays him $20 million a year over a..." November 06

  • Report: Red Sox expected to pursue Eric Hosmer in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox may be getting a major upgrade at first base this winter. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Thursday that “there is an expectation” the Red Sox could pursue former All-Star slugger Eric Hosmer in free agency. The 28-year-old Hosmer is coming off perhaps his best season..." November 03