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Regarding Quite a Lot of Pitchers (And Hosmer!) – BP KC Episode 45 two weeks off, we have returned to talk about a slew of signings that add depth and intrigue to the Royals’ pitching staff this spring. We discussed Seth Maness and his miracle surgery, Jason Hammel and his value, Travis Wood and Nathan Karns and...
Via BP Kansas City
12 hours ago

Next stop on Ian Desmond's journey is first base for the Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Az. – It’s 7:45 a.m. on Field R8 at the Rockies’ spring-training complex, nearly two hours before the team’s workout will begin.Field R8 actually is a half-field, designed for infield practice. Ian Desmond is at first base. DJ LeMahieu is at second, joining his new infield partner for early work for the first time.LeMahieu, a Gold Glove winner in 2014, does not...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Eric Hosmer is an Historical Anomaly

Over the weekend, Ken Rosenthal wrote that the Royals were not going to simply accept Eric Hosmer‘s departure through free agency as inevitable, and were going to attempt to sign him to a long-term extension before he hit the open market. Because Hosmer is represented by Scott Boras, we were treated to the hyperbole of the first baseman as a “franchise player” and the speculation...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How to Rationalize an Eric Hosmer Mega-Contract

In the middle of last July, rumors started to spread that, come free agency, Eric Hosmer could seek a 10-year deal. Then, in the second half of the season, Hosmer batted .225, with a 76 wRC+. Now, in a new article from Ken Rosenthal, it’s expressed the Royals believe Eric Hosmer could seek a 10-year deal. Hosmer is represented by Scott Boras, and you can see here how Boras effortlessly...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Eric Hosmer Discussing Extension With Front Office

The Royals are rumored to be discussing a contract extension with first baseman Eric Hosmer. However, Hosmer insists a deal get done before the season begins or else he will try free agency. The Kansas City Royals are considering a long-term deal with Eric Hosmer, according to Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal. Hosmer told Rosenthal […] Royals Rumors: Eric Hosmer Discussing Extension...
Via Kings of Kauffman
3 days ago

Hosmer curious about free agency, loyal to KC

First baseman Eric Hosmer is one of several Royals who could become a free-agent after the 2017 season. And while Hosmer has indicated he is curious about testing the free-agent waters, he doesn't want to be misunderstood: He has interest in a long-term deal with the Royals.
3 days ago

Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Top 10 MLB first basemen for 2017

There are few positions that are both more fun – while simultaneously difficult – to breakdown than first base. It is annually the home many of the most impressive hitters in the game, and limiting that assessment to simply a top 10 ensures there will be some impact players left on the outside. But is also guarantees an all-out fight to make it to the top. This year’s list...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer wants DH in the National League

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wants to see the designated hitter in the National League. Not only does he want to see it, but it’s something that he sees as a pressing issue. In the most recent “What the Blank?” section of The Players’ Tribune, Hosmer was asked what he’d do if he were Major League Baseball’s Commissioner for a day? He simply responded...
Via Sportsnaut
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer thought he made mistake by trying to score

Eric Hosmer scored the tying run for the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning Sunday night on a heads-up baserunning play that could have just as easily gone down as a boneheaded decision. In fact, Hosmer openly admitted he regretted his decision as soon as he took off for home. After the Royals defeated the New York Mets in Game 5 to close out the World Series, Hosmer was asked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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