Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has rejected a trade to the Nationals, tweets MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Both reporters have made clear that the Padres’ blockbuster deal to acquire Juan Soto from the Nats remains in place.
Hosmer’s eight-year contract with the Padres, signed in February 2018, includes limited no-trade protection of which the Nationals are a part. It appears the Nationals and Padres agreed to versions of the Soto trade with and without Hosmer, word of the larger Soto trade leaked to the baseball media, and then the Padres took it to Hosmer to decide. As is his contractual right, Hosmer chose not to move from the Padres, the team he chose as a free agent, to the last-place Nationals.
2022 marks Hosmer’s fifth year as a Padre, a tenure that has mostly disappointed outside of the shortened 2020 season. Hosmer has a 104 wRC+ in 934 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2021 campaign, so he’s still modestly above-average with the bat. He’s owed about $7MM for the remainder of this season, plus $39MM for 2023-25. He can opt out after this season, but that’s an unlikely scenario.
More importantly, upon the completion of the 2022 season, Hosmer will become a 10-and-5 player with the right to reject a trade to any team, not just the ten currently on his list. With first baseman Josh Bell apparently still headed to the Padres in the Soto deal and about four hours remaining until the no-trade deadline, Padres GM A.J. Preller is surely motivated to make the best deal he can for Hosmer, whether to one of the 19 teams not covered in his no-trade clause, or at least with a team to which Hosmer is willing to go. The Padres are set to host the Rockies at 3:10pm central time today, the only game starting prior to the 5pm deadline.
With Hosmer’s contract generally considered to be underwater, the Padres would likely have to include a good prospect (of which they’ve surrendered many in the last few days) to find a taker. Even with a Hosmer trade, getting under the $230MM competitive balance tax is likely impossible for the Padres given the additions of Soto, Bell, and Josh Hader. Last year, only the Dodgers and Padres paid the competitive balance tax, then set at $210MM. That marked the first time the Padres paid the tax since it was instituted.
Most power Hosmer’s had all year.
Bart Harley Jarvis
Edward John Smiths
The dude is now a dead man walking in San Diego. I can’t imagine the choirs of boo’s that will rain down upon him anytime he sets foot on the field at Petco Park.
Why it’s not like the deal was canceled. The trade is still happening and don’t be surprised if SD doesn’t try to send him to a team on his trade list
I know, right!
He’s from Miami and MIA has been shopping 1B Aguilar. I’d be shocked if Marlins would be on his NTC. Call up Kim Ng and get a 3rd team involved that needs 1B help.
Deal still went through. He just won’t get access to room service anymore.
I disagree as the deal is not based entirely with Hosmer. There’s plan 2 and Hosmer has been part of the initial rebuild. He’ll still be accepted in San Diego. Soto is still going to be a Padre so all is well.
So Padre fans would boo him because he wanted to stay? Wow that would be wacky.
I’ll boo from my couch. He’s been sucking from the Padres payroll for several years.
When no one wants you, but you stick around…yeah.
Hardly. For the Padres, signing Hosmer to an EIGHT year deal was a self-inflicted wound. A career 2.3 WAR / 650PA, bad defender at 1B, going straight from the deal to his post-peak 28 through 34 seasons?
The Pods earned this fiasco. AND a no-trade? Holy xxxx.
Dragbunt his contract has been an albatross and has not worked out from the rip. Barring going full Chris Davis, I did not think this signing could get any worse. Well it has, regardless of if trade goes through the fact he invoked no trade clause when he’s been clearly not wanted for a few years is icing on the cake.
Its the front office’s fault. Why would they trade Hosmer to a team on his 10-team no-trade list? Dumb. I bet he gets dealt elsewhere before the end of the day.
Maybe boo the people that signed him then. Wouldn’t that make more sense?
Guys put teams on the no-trade list for a variety of reasons. They often do it when they think a team is likely to trade for them because it gives the player negotiating power. That’s how guys get option years guaranteed, a year added onto their contract, etc. And sometimes, guys put teams on their no-trade list because they really, really don’t want to play there.
I’m not saying the contract is worth it but he doesn’t suck.
Also, when you negotiate a contract and have a no-trade to teams that you WONT go to, then don’t blame the player for not wanting to go to that team! Lol blame management!
You realize neither team has announced a trade and these are twitter leaks right?
The people who signed Hosmer also brought San Diego Tatis, Machado, and arguably one of the best major league rotations. The people who signed Hosmer built the top ranked farm system, that’s enabling them to do these deals. No doubt, they’ve made mistakes, chief among them Hosmer’s signing. However, you’re nuts if you think Padres fans will praise Hosmer and condemn Preller, no matter how much you despise Preller.
Preller’s on the hook with SD fans for a consistent play off performing team, and soon World Series contender. As long as he appears to be doing proactive things to make that happen, fans won’t be that upset with him.
San Diego fans, that is. The rest of baseball’s fans probably hate Preller at least a little bit, the same as they boo Machado as he beats their favorite teams. THAT’s “baseball”.
Bruh…..the guy has a blank check to sign whoever he wants. That doesn’t mean he’s a genius. He’ll be fired by the end of next season, trust me.
Personally I don’t give a crap about other teams GMs.
But Machado isn’t disliked for “beating” other teams. It’s his attitude most don’t like. He’s considered a dirty style of player. And people don’t take kindly to that style.
You do know that’s just a formality, right?
He will be gone within the hour to another sub .500 team KC /Boston or Cubs..
Why would a bottom-feeding club take on Hosmer’s huge salary commitment?
Because it’s zero commitment, the Padres have already shown themselves willing to pay all of his salary for the next 3 years. You get that and a low-end prospect to dream on.
Someone with a weaker farm system that’s spending a pittance on team salary, who wants one or more Padres prospects. That’s how they get stronger.
i like al conin
If it wasn’t for the SD front office who likely poisoned him with the fan base with that leak to pressure him, no one would know. He merely exercised his contractual right. He did nothing wrong.
Agree. I want him traded, because he’s not productive and doesn’t offer enough as a bench player, but no one should fault him for getting the NTC in the first place or using it.
Fans shouldn’t make character judgments. Hosmer may have looked like he never tried to get better, his defensive lapses were horrific, but almost nobody, in any walk of life, truly doesn’t give a damn.
And I think Boras is the agent for both Hosmer and Soto. Wonder if Hosmer knew this would happen all along.
It would have got out eventually. It could have even been Nats who leaked it out of spite. It is by all means his contractual right, however he has been not wanted for some time now. He had ample opportunity to turn that sentiment around and has failed to seize those opportunities.
Yeah, if only he’d willed himself past inevitable bodily decline.
He just didn’t want it enough? Sure.
@Billy Baroo Well said. In any case, he’s 32 now, he was never all that great—with just 3 good (never great or even AS-caliber) seasons of his first 7—and the Padres were such a cruddy destination that they had to make ERIC F. HOSMER their centerpiece, something we all laughed at in the 2017-18 offseason.
Hosmer pretty much caught lightning, and now he doesn’t want to give it up to go to D.C.
Exactly. Padres front office doing Padres front office things.
Preller had a with and without Hosmer version of the deal worked out.
@Gator50 Yup, which was the only sane approach. Unless you know and trust the guy AND he’s agreed to go (for the $5m you’re throwing in to buy out his misery on a 60-102 Nats team), betting it all on whether a guy is willing to give up a contractual right is a truly bad idea.
For sure, he’s really gonna get it!
San Diego is notoriously tough on its athletes!
So because he likes being a Padre and wants to stay a Padre you will boo him for it?? Doesn’t make alot of sense.
Interesting in that all 3 of Soto, Hosmer and Bell are Boras clients.
It seems like Bell was just a throw in. The Padres agreed a hell of a lot of offense and dumped a bad contract too. I wonder how much they’re eating?
I see what you did there.
Hosmer: The gift that keeps on giving.
If the Padres released Hosmer I doubt any team would take him.
Nobody wants Hosmer and his albatross contract. For the MLB minimum, someone will pick him up. He’s an occasional 1B/DH starter but otherwise a bench bat at this stage of his career.
Hosmer has the right to decline the trade to Washington but if the Padres did NOT get Juan Soto because of it, then Hosmer couldn’t show he face in SD.
Is it too early to declare a winner for comment of the day?
Without a doubt the greatest joke I’ve heard all year. Cheers, and everyone should give you a thumbs up.
If it was his joke, sure. But it was stolen from one of the reporters from a twitter post.
Funny, but cite your sources: https://twitter.com/ericstephen/status/1554500023823396864
Cheers! Clearly, I didn’t know it was stolen. I appreciate the link, Big Z.
Well it’s been stated they had an alternate trade option when Hosmer declines to waive his no trade. So not really all that awkward..
I don’t think there is any reason to believe that any one at the negotiating table, for the Pads or the Nats, is surprized by Hosmer turning down this trade. Expected I’m sure.
Eric has all the leverage in the world. Well played…
Are the Royals on his list of ten?
no, they are not on his list
Not sure how well played it was. Padres clearly are moving on (and have been trying to for some time). They were going to pay a couple of years of his salary in the deal, all except the remaining part of this season. I’m sure he was offered some money to waive his clause. Hard to stay where you aren’t wanted – that never ends well.
I agree vacommish.
The San Diego fans are going to be pissed at him for f’ing up the deal.
It was his right, but yikes.
It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s traded to some other team for a bag of ball after the season.
We seriously have fans here who think Hosmer just ended the deal.
Can’t trade him inboffseason full 10/5 veto then..AJP has 4 hours to trade him to one of the other 19 teams not on his list..if he doesn’t we have a very expensive PH
How is he f’ing up the deal?
After the season he has full NT rights, which doesn’t make a trade impossible but does increase his leverage,
I bet he goes somewhere not on his NTC today, either as part of a deal to bring back somebody valuable to the Padres (taking good prospects and his 23-25 salary with him) or simply as a dump (lower prospect, still all the money).
And Blake Snell who will never be the same since getting yanked from that no hitter last season.
Padres blew it, all they needed was a front line SP to pair with Gore and Clevinger.
Is this a serious question?
Did you read the article?
Never ends well for the clubhouse
I think part of the problem is going from a loaded team to the Nationals of all places. If we were in his shoes, we would do the same thing. Padres still get Soto, so no harm, no foul.
You get something to waive the clause and move on. You then ask Washington to be released or traded if you don’t want to be there.
There’s no way this ends well for him or the team.
He’s rich and lives in San Diego, playing for a good team.
I think he’ll be ok.
He’s rich and lives in San Diego, playing for a good team.
I think he’ll be ok, as long as he is blind and deaf so he doesn’t see and hear what San Diego thinks of him.
Javia, like San Diego sports fans are so respected. Lol who cares?
He has leverage for 10 teams. One of the other 18 seem likely to take him, 39M, and a grab bag prospect.
I doubt anyone is willing to pay him $39mm, much less give you something
No but a team might for 3 years at 7 million total. Which is what was offered to nationals
Padres are paying ALL of the $39 at least they were for Nats…Nats were only covering $8mil left on 2022
I think Billy is saying that SD would send money in any deal.
Agreed. A team only takes on Hosmer with some combination of $ and/or player capital.
The Padres are paying the $39M, or some major part of it. They agreed to do it for the Nats. Thus, likely to “take him, 39M, and a grab bag prospect.”
He could also be traded in a deal that brings back a good player, but Hosmer won’t be adding any value, he needs to go for the clubhouse and luxury tax implications and he won’t cost the acquiring team anything. He’s like a complimentary key chain ring from the mechanic. You don’t pay for, you just get it.
Lars, you wouldn’t be hired as my agent, just saying lol
Will Myers is a FA at end of the year and the money is about the same. Just include Myers instead of Hosmer.
Makes sense. Wait what teams does Myers have on his no trade list.
No no-trade clause for Myers according to Cot’s.
And he can play first
But SD was going to pay all of Hosmers salary from 23-25 while saving this year.
SD can’t do that with Myers so they’ll have to include prospects to offset rather than future cash they were sending with Hosmer. BB trade value says the amount of money SD was sending gave him a positive value comparable to Campusano
The money sent to cover Hosmer doesn’t need to be addressed if he’s not going. It was 100% of what the Nats needed to cover his salary, Hosmer’s not productive but he’s more valuable than 0 dollars.
The only money that needs to be covered is the difference between what Myers makes for the rest of the year (pro-rated 22.5M) and Hosmer (pro-rated 20M), I’m not convinced Myers goes to Washington, but if he did, that’s the only difference, the 39M originally slated for the Nats doesn’t really matter.
It doesn’t matter to the Nats except in losing the extra value of 3 years of a free Hosmer. But it does matter to SD getting under the luxury tax this year.
Which was the whole reason they were willing to pay nothing this year and everything after this year.
I’m not saying the deal won’t get done. I’m saying it’s more complicated than this comment section is making it out to be.
Unless Preller doesn’t care about the luxury tax but then why would he structure the Hosmer deal to save money this year at the expense of 23,24,25
Also billy baseball trade values says the money Preller was including made Hosmer have positive value and I bet Rizzo saw 3 free years of Hosmer for 2 months of salary in the same way. Losing out on that positive value should matter to Rizzo
No Billy & ACK 1 year of Myers and 3 free years of Hosmer aren’t the same.
SD had to pay for the next 3 years of Hosmer to get WAS to accept his salary for the rest of the year. AJ can’t do that with Myers, Padres would have to send prospects to make Myers and Hosmer + $39 million equal.
@Rusty and MSF: You’re both right, I was understating the positive value of a free Hosmer. It’s not much, but it’s something.
The money owed to (theoretically) Myers and Hosmer this year would be roughly the same, but the Pads would probably need to include another piece. Not a very big one, but somebody, unless Rizzo doesn’t want to complicate things.
What a wild ride!
This is huge fun. Deadline day gets better and better.
Good for him and stupid of San Diego for giving an average player a no trade clause
Average player smh
Ask not for whom the Bell tolls.
It tolls for thee.
Oh I get it! It’s because one of the players last name is Bell huh?
Time after time. lol
Nice. Good for Hosmer saying no. Why would he want to leave his playoff bound team for a team riding the pine in last place? I think it was incredibly foolish and short sighted of Preller to agree to the deal with Hosmer and not even check with him? What was he thinking? It just makes him look bad. At least the deal isn’t falling through.
No kidding. On the downturn of your career would you like to play for a possible ring or a bottom feeder in a complete rebuild?
Would you like to be playing for a team that has telegraphed for years that they don’t want you on it?
Honestly I think at the end of the day (literally, at the end of today), Hosmer gets cut. Maybe he gets his wish and ends up on a contender that way.
He already has a ring
Well he won’t be playing much with the Padres. Guess he is cool riding the bench. He gets paid either way. Most players would typically want to be where they are a started not a bench player but he has the power to decide. Hopefully they work something out to another team otherwise we might as well just DFA him and have someone useful using that roster spot.
Maybe they updated it after your comment, but it says they agreed to 2 variations, 1 with and 1 without Hosmer.. so it was worth a shot.
@bb no, people can’t read. The alternative trade option was referenced in the previous post about the Soto trade
Because you don’t check with him, and risk pissing him off, until you know Washington’s accepted. If the Nats had accepted another team’s offer, now you have an aggravated Hosmer, a Hosmer who has already been a “leader” when two managers lost the clubhouse.
There’s no perfectly clean way to do it when NTCs are involved, especially when a player is leaving a contender.
Forest City Spiders
Good for you Eric. You earned it and came here when no one wanted to. I respect you. Why would you want to move from SD to Washington. Yeah, that’s a pass.
Bart Harley Jarvis
I love that Hosmer is totally immune to humiliation. I guess that’s what $136m in gross career earnings can do for your self esteem.
SD didn’t have to include a no-trade clause when they signed him. Weird take.
Humiliation? What the hell are you talking about? Lol
Bart Harley Jarvis
I’m talking about humiliation. Any further enlightening questions?
Lol yes! How is that humiliating?
He’s rich, playing in a beautiful city on a good team! Wow how embarrassing!
Bart Harley Jarvis
Okay, you right, you’re always right. Sleep well, young prince.
And “lol”, what are you ten years old?
I’d rather be 10 than a dumb adult who can’t back up his opinions.
Bart Harley Jarvis
Ouch! We’ll played Drag, we’ll played.
That’s probably what Preller was hoping for when he made the first trade. Being able to shame Hosmer into accepting the trade. Most MLB players would probably do the same thing though. What vet would waive his no trade clause to go to a rebuilding team in DC?
If SD was willing to pay his salary from 23-25, I’m sure they could have reached Hosmers asking price to waive his no trade. MLB network said he only wanted more $ or an extra year tacked on
You got that backwards. Padres literally bid against themselves for hosmer.
They’d better still get Bell too..
Human psychology is a weird thing. If Hosmer and Bell had never been mentioned and the Padres had simply traded the prospects for just Soto, San Diegans would be rejoicing.
Who didn’t see that coming. Padres we’re stupid if they thought he would accept it. Now you have to find another trade for Hosmer or release him.
The Joe Manchin of baseball, lol!
Not really…there is nothing phony about Hosmer
It’s like Hosmer’s gal keeps trying to breakup with him, but Eric refuses. Never stay where one is not appreciated – self-respect.
Eric hosmer has a girlfriend? Hahahhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahhahaha
They can still trade him to one of 19 other teams.
I’ll swallow my pride to live in San Diego on a good team, then traded to a terrible team and live in DC.
… Drag – no way! Go to Washington with your head held high. That’s how you handle the matter.
Forest City Spiders
No you don’t. You earned a NTC. That’s why you use it for times like this. So, you don’t have to go to some crap, mismanaged team. I hope Padres fans stay classy. You get Soto and now Hosmer is a trash human being? Nah. That’s how NOT to handle the matter. He came when you was nobody. smh
People are too dumb for this concept. But you’re 100% correct.
Totally disagree. Have a little god damn self-respect. Padres have been trying to dump him for months – move on. Hosmer looks weak – hanging around.
The ‘self-respect’ to say to the team, “I gave up salary for the no-trade (it’s always, always, directly implicit), but go ahead and rip me off at your convenience”?
Not how it works, compadre.
No obviously no nothing about the business of baseball.
30 parks, weak would be just going to a place with no pressure and riding out his contract with no pressure.
I have an idea, why don’t the Padres just trade him to a team THAT IS on his list!
I don’t often agree with Parks, but I think when your told you aren’t wanted, and that you should go home, you shouldn’t sit on the bench and refuse to leave.
Well Joe, now he IS going to a place he wants.
Happy for him, he didn’t listen to you.
Except he’s going somewhere or becoming a utility player with a series of IL stints…way to be a big man.
Too bad this doesn’t scuttle the deal from my point of view as a Nats fan. But Hosmer is making himself look even more ridiculous.
Meanwhile he’s rich, and you’re sitting there talking about him.
But he’s ridiculous.
[INSERT GIF OF BIG E FROM WWE EATING POPCORN]
Can’t fault Hosmer whatsoever. Does this mean Bell is unlikely to be in the deal? Wonder if Cleveland gets involved?
MC Tim C
Find out the 11th team Hosmer wouldn’t want to go to and trade him there.
The angels already have enough bad players, they don’t need another.
Hosmer is a 2 WAR guy. Same as Walsh.
However, Hosmer would bring back a prospect or MLB caliber player that would fill another need. We could likely snag Gore or Snell to fill a desperately needed rotation spot.
No. Gore’s going to Washington, Snell’s staying in SD to hopefully keep pitching decent.
The only way Hosmer and all his money PLUS a good prospect go anywhere is if the Padres bring back somebody they want. Otherwise it will be Hosmer, all his money, and a prospect or player Preller doesn’t much care about
Hello Jed? Yeah.. AJ Prellar here. Can I interest you in Hosmer, Campuasano and a couple prospects?
I think you are right on the money – maybe couple decent prospects instead of lottery types and cubbies throw in Robertson
Include Jackson Fraiser and you’ve got a deal
Gee, I hope not. Cubs can get Campusano without Hosmer involved.
If SD is paying most of his $$ I’d take a Hosmer for $1MM-$2MM over what they have now – Frank the Tank is not the answer.
Just as well, we’d still have to cover his 23-24 salary anyway. Kinda glad he’s staying, especially since I’m not signing the checks.
Kinda random how this will make Hosmer look for the rest of his career. Any deal, and it’ll be like, “hmm…Hosmer will probably reject this, so don’t include him”.
Lol that’s why he has a no trade clause. Don’t sign players with the clauses then
Or don’t try to trade them unless they’re up for it.
Hosmer will hear boos the rest of the season
Boo’d because he loves San Diego so much? If anything this makes him a hero.
Only SD fans would root for a guy that puts himself above the team. SD got around, because the stakes were so high. But can you imagine if they had to scuttle the Soto deal because Hosmer refused to leave?
If he is, then the boo’ers have no class.
Not in SD they are nice fans
Soto’s past his prime.
Yeah, they should have just traded him to the Yankees for cash to finance a theater production.
Should have traded him to the Yomiuri Giants for cash.
Took a few too many puffs there didn’t ya
Carlos Beltran / hunter renfroe
So what do the Padres do with Hosmer now? He won’t be getting much playing time with Josh Bell on the roster.
You have to find somewhere else to send him. No way can you have on the field at all after this. It shouldn’t be hard, sounds like they are willing to pay all his $$$ just trying to look good to the fan base by trading him.
Send him to a team NOT on his no trade list..
Since when is Josh Bell on the roster?
Good for Hosmer! Don’t blame him for rejecting it.
Does keeping Hosmer nix Bell coming back or add additional prospects going to DC?
Padres should release him now
Meh, they Pads and Nats still have another deal, so no biggie at all…
Hosmer needs to be arrested for accepting money under false pretenses.
DFA’d in November.
Sent him to the IL with Mental illness for 600 days
” ??? LOLLLLLL,no.” -Hosmer
Find the worst team thats not on his list and offload him there.
Hosmer sure makes himself look bad here. Knowing the predictability of baseball though, Hosmer will likely make an impact going forward and media will continue to mention how great it was for him to reject the trade.
Makes himself look bad here? To who? No nothing fans? That’s classic…
The Padres were already willing to pay all of his salary beyond this year, so Hosmer will be free for 3 years after this one. The Padres can easily give him away for free with that deal. They will probably also be able to keep Susana now.
Forest City Spiders
Not that I wish this on SD but wouldn’t it be funny he went to a team SD met in playoffs and he hit a gam winner to end their season…haha. this is why I love baseball. The possibilities.
Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t be excited..and not saying the needle moves real far with this tidbit..but if SD is still willing to pay his remaining salary minus what’s left for this year, why not send a lotto ticket A-baller and call it a day if you’re Stearns?
For all those showing love for Hosmer, for continuing to be a pariah for the Padres, he still only has a limited no-trade. There are 20 teams he can go to.
Even if he cannot be traded, all he’s done is set himself up to be mercilessly booed every time Padre fans see him. I understand not wanting to go to the Nats, but getting booed every day for three straight years would not be high on my agenda either.
Why would he get booed seeing the deal is still in place except he is not part of the deal…
Soto is still going to San Diego…
Mercilessly booed? In San Diego?
That’s not happening.
I still don’t get why he’d be booed. The deal still went down, SD got both guys they wanted and obviously they and Washington agreed on an alternative deal.
Plus he’s clearly willing to ride the pine for the chance to win a ring, instead of playing regularly on a team that currently stinks.
So, my question to the fans claiming he’ll get booed, or that they’ll actually do the booing is..are you saying that in the same spot, you’d gladly accept a trade to a losing team? Or be satisfied I your boss essentially fired you because he added someone better than you, but said there’s a job waiting for you as a janitor at his brother’s gas station in Mankato Minnesota?
Some guys here still have the—“ I’ll do whatever my boss tells me” mindset, even if they negotiated otherwise.
He put himself before the team. Even his teammates won’t like him.
How does this hurt the team? Explain
They’re paying him anyway lol
Hosmer is going to be one hell of an overpaid ball boy going forward.
He’s not alone.
Dave Pond 2
Good for Hos. That’s specifically why he has a NTC. He earned it in his deal.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Bros before Hos
He has NOT “earned” the right to play on a contending team, which is what he is demanding. It’s a zero sum game. Hosmer on the roster means some other, more deserving team remains unemployed, or in the minors somewhere. If the Nat’s move Josh Bell, someone else gets an opportunity to develop. That’s how real life works.
How is this humiliating for him? He’s a major league ball player on a multi million dollar contract.
I laugh at you
Dumpster Divin Theo
Embarrassed, torched, absolutely emasculated before a bunch of bloggers in their tidy whiteys. Yeah, he’s gonna have himself a good cry
How is this humiliating for him??
Hosmer to Royals or Cubs.
Campusano, Hosmer and prospect for Contreras
Campusano, Hosmer and prospect for Salvador Perez + cash
Jus rejected a trade u think he gon sent to the royals yall 2 funny
Paul Simon never sounded so eloquent.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Slip sliding away
Dumpster Divin Theo
Add in me and Julio and you’ve got yourself a dealio
Do you know the Royals are on his no-trade list?
this is a joke right?
Cubs should get Campusano straight up for Contreras.
Picking up Hosmer isn’t such a bad move , he is only going to cost 13 million for the next 3 years. If the Padres pay half of that they should be able to move him, or they keep him and move Voit.
How is this humiliating for him? He’s a major league ball player on a 9 figure contract.
Forest City Spiders
I agree. He is humiliated? I mean he said no to Washington. If you’re humiliated for saying no to the Nationals, than 90% of players are humiliated., Washington is not in a good position right now. A veteran should not want to go from a contending team to that.
Greatest Grapher of All Time (GGOAT)
“Who invited the cool kid?”
“Chucky.. go home no one likes you”
“No! Make me”
*this got awkward quick**
Come on Angels, buy a prospect or MLB player here.
Walsh and Hosmer are about washes as far as players go. Hosmer makes $13 million but has an $18 million luxury tax hit. That’s fine because the Angels are well below the tax threshold.
Flip Walsh for Hosmer and add Gore or Snell for next year.
Gore is headed to Washington!
Gore is going to the nats. I think the padres are content with their rotation that includes snell goi g forward.
If he wants to win he signed with the wrong
NL west team.
When Hosmer gets traded this afternoon during the Padres game, a cheer will go up from the crowd. He can stand, remove his cap, and thank San Diegans for being so gracious in the end.
Hosmer to Cincinnati for Mike Moustakas. Remainder of 2022 salary and 2023 salary similar. Padres cover 2025 salary while reds pay for 2024 as a bridge after Votto leaves at end of 2023.
I’m unclear how the trade changes with Hosmer out.
Not much since the Nats were only covering the rest of 2022 salary.
The Nats don’t get 3 years of free Hosmer, so you’d have to assume Rizzo is looking for compensation elsewhere.
Probably just a couple lottery picks at the most.
Amazing how people complain about employees (players) exercising work rights that they negotiated with their employer (owner/GM). Hosmer negotiated his rights and chose to use them. On the bench with the Padres is far superior to being relegated to Washington D.C.
JerseyShore— finally a voice of reason
Fans are interested in what is best for the team; not what is best for Hosmer.
Well glad he was smart enough to look out for himself. Now he’s going to a place he wanted.
How many jeering Hosmer here care about worker rights at their own job?
Most people EARN their job, first to get there, and then to get their salary. Most people who underperform for years, don’t keep their job very long. In other words, most people live in the real world, not some imaginary socialist world of “workers rights”.
I don’t hate Hosmer for his salary. Hosmer has not EARNED the right to play on a contending team. Aside from his salary, throwing that far from any consideration (as Preller has apparently already done, based upon initial reports of the trade), the Padres need someone else playing 1B, and they need Hosmer’s roster spot for a different, possibly more consistently contributing player.
(Which is the same reason that a factory who has 4 people doing a task, and two of the four product 40 to 50 widgets a day, while the other two product 10 and 15 respectively, eventually needs to release the two or move them to positions that better fit their capabilities, and bring in two others who can product at least 30 a day, to maintain their profitability, which determines whether they can stay in business. That’ IS my own wife’s current situation. The company NEEDS those 160+ widgets a day to keep other workers supplied..)
Hosmer opted in just to get a 1st round exit. Most expensive WC loss in history on the way.
Well, the Padres stadium could probably use another hot dog vendor.
He did an Oscar Gamble When he came to San Diego, his number is completely shrunk except for one season… The guy needs a change of scenery just like Oscar did
He did an Oscar Gamble When he came to San Diego, his number is completely shrunk except for one season… The guy needs a change of scenery just like Oscar did…
He’d could have been the big star on WASH for the rest of this year. But he will be a big $$ waste sitting on the bench now.
If SD pays his salary the Giants should take Hosmer as Belt is toast and his contract expires after this season.
Really any team should be willing to take him, if the shift gets outlawed for 2023 Hosmer instantly becomes a better hitter. Even still he is hitting .270, it’s not like he is a sub .200 hitter.
Now they basically have to give him away and pay all of his 2023-2025 to any team willing to take him. Solid work by the Padres front office.
And Tatis, Machado, Soto, Bell, Musgrove, Darvish, …. etc. ?
Oh, those were just happy accidents by a clearly incompetent Padres front office. Nice work, incompetent Padres front office. Your team is contending for the playoffs in August, instead of being 35 games out of 1st. Someone should fire these “incompetents”!
Hosmer just got traded to Boston instead. Yay!
Poor Hosmer. He always will be remembered for that.