This MLB offseason is moving at a snail's pace.
Obviously all of San Diego would love to have a bat and locker room guy like Hosmer, but they would have to pay him north of $100 million, and since they don't look like they will be ready to truly compete until 2019, it may not be the time to spend that kinda dough.
Buster Olney of ESPN reported that the Padres were sold on offering Hosmer a six-year, $120 million contract at the Winter Meetings. But something between now and then has scared the team off. Just because they’re "split," however, doesn’t mean they’re have moved on from him.
Given the snail's pace of this offseason, there’s still a large chance they snatch him up. It may just take a tad longer.