Are royals trying to retain hosmer east village times

The Royals have not revealed any information about an offer made to Hosmer. Instead, they dropped a subtle hint at retaining Hosmer by clearing payroll. The franchise could look to clearing even more payroll. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy is owed $15 million over the next four seasons. If the Royals are going to give Hosmer $20 million-plus over several years during a rebuild, they likely will have to move Duffy’s contract.

While Hosmer is a fan favorite, the Royals fan base appears to be split on retaining him due to his price tag, much like the Padres fan base. Padres fans on social media have shown mixed reviews about signing the first baseman. Some say it moves the team closer to contention, while others say that the move is too expensive, makes no sense, and the team should save their money for next offseason, when a much deeper free agent class becomes available.


Royals fans on social media have shown similar mixed reviews. Some are all for Hosmer staying with the Royals. With him being the darling of the city, that’s no surprise. However, others don’t think signing him to a large contract is worth it, and that the Royals should wish him well and start a new process towards another shot at a World Series.

With spring training two weeks away, free agents should start signing contracts soon. The key word here is “should.” San Diego has been on “Hosmer Watch” since December. Some weird things have happened, like Hosmer’s picture randomly appearing on the team’s Instagram account. A similar oddity occurred when the Padres’ twitter account mentioned Hosmer and tweeted “stay tuned….” Hours later, the organization released a statement which said their social media accounts were hacked.

Dennis Lin, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reported on Jan. 29 that the Padres believe Kansas City made a larger offer, according to a source. It is not known how much more their offer is than the one from the Padres. Fowler said in his radio interview that the organization won’t make any changes to their offer. Lin reported that this could change if “negotiations come down to a relatively small sum.” He added that a significant overhaul seems unlikely.

Perhaps clearing payroll puts the Royals over the hump in terms of out-bidding the Padres. That is one likely scenario. In another scenario, moving payroll could be a desperation move by Kansas City to try to retain Hosmer. Another scenario is that this move is completely unrelated, being that they cleared only $5 million, as opposed to moving a larger chunk of money.

Actually, and apart from your false accusation, “modern MLB financials” are fluid, and they are set from year to year. Furthermore, it seems that this year’s “financials” are completely unexpected, and the market is set when both sides agree on a price, and they have not done so (or at least only a few have). Apparently I do not understand a negative impact of a lower offer. Are you saying that a player and/or team will be “negatively impacted” if said player signs for a lower offer than he wanted?! Doesn’t that happen all the time? If a team (e.g. the Padres) offer 5 million to Harper, and he takes it, then that is the market at that point. If they offered him 50 million, and he takes it, then that is the market. But I guess it is true, I don’t understand YOUR construct of “modern MLB financials.” As it stands now, the Padres are competing against one team, and Hosmer is not overly excited about their offers. If both teams lowered their offers to 10 – 12 million (because no one else is offering him anything close) then that would be very wise. Markets are determined mainly by supply and demand, unless someone makes a blunder. As it is, the Padres are in danger of signing him for far more than they should, given the lack of demand for his services.