Welp, remember that crazy six-year deal the Padres offered Eric Hosmer around the Winter Meetings?
Care to extend that a bit?
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the San Diego Padres have now offered free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer a seven-year deal. The exact terms of the deal aren't known, but it'd probably be a Padres franchise record for a free agent signing.
Report: Hosmer has 7-year offer from Padres https://t.co/MArN5SiddJ— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) January 2, 2018
Since Hosmer hit the open market, the Padres have been one of the favorites to sign the All-Star first baseman. At this point, the only other teams linked to Hosmer are the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.
Along with Hosmer presumably receiving a seven-year deal from San Diego, free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez has a five-year offer on the table from the Boston Red Sox.
Despite the Padres already having All-Star Wil Myers at first base, it seems he'd be willing to move to the outfield to make way for Hosmer.
Better get that outfielder's glove ready, unless Hosmer wants to keep riding the pine and waiting.