Eric Hosmer is still a free agent and now the San Diego Padres aren’t the only team looking to snag his services.
Hosmer’s old team, the Kansas City Royals are offering him a hefty seven-year, $147 million contract — a record offer for the franchise. The Padres are offering Hosmer $140 million for a seven-year contract.
The Royals have been after Hosmer throughout offseason. The only problem is that Hosmer is looking for an eight- or nine-year deal minimum.
Fans are waiting to see if either team will increase the length of the proposed contracts to better appeal to the first baseman.