Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

MLB Rumors: Eric Hosmer Receives Huge Contract Offers From Two Teams

MLB Rumors: Eric Hosmer Receives Huge Contract Offers From Two Teams

That offer would top another offer reportedly before Hosmer, a seven-year, $140 million deal from the San Diego Padres. He debuted for Kansas City in 2011. Eric Hosmer would certainly become the central figure in a KC lineup that looks to feature a lot of their younger talent.

However, the St. Louis Cardinals are still looking to add and Hosmer potentially could be a fit there as well. He's also coming off of the best season of his career, slashing.318/.385/.498 (.882 OPS) with 31 doubles and 25 home runs.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Padres and Royals have both offered seven-year deals to the 28-year-old.

The Kansas City Royals aren't giving up on all of their free agents just yet.

However, a deal for free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer may be gaining traction. It was reported that teams were interested in Danny Duffy at the Winter Meetings, but so far that Royals have not moved on this. The Royals re-signing Hosmer won't make them better than they were. He could be waiting to see if other suitors emerge.

Hosmer, a four-time Gold Glove Award victor, is coming off a 2017 campaign in which he earned a Silver Slugger Award, as well.

Hosmer has said to have been wanting at least an eight or nine-year deal. History has shown us that the longer the contract, typically it does not work out in the favor of the club.

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That would dwarf the four-year, $72 million contract that the Royals gave left fielder Alex Gordon after the 2015 season.

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