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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hosmer feels a different vibe in 2nd season with Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Hosmer has been able to focus strictly on baseball this offseason and he likes what he sees with the suddenly dynamic San Diego Padres.

Hosmer arrived at spring training last year after signing a $144 million, eight-year contract as a free agent. The buzz generated by his signing didn’t last long as he struggled in his first season with the Padres, who lost 96 games and finished last in the NL West.

Now the first baseman is energized by being around new teammate Manny Machado, who last week signed a $300 million, 10-year contract, and top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., who is expected to make his big league debut at some point in 2019.

And, of course, Hosmer will go back to disappointing everyone in 2020, because it’s his nature….

 

QLE Posted: February 28, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Hosmer looks to push reset button after subpar first season with Padres - The San Diego Union-Tribune

It’s weird how nobody saw this coming.

Right through the final day of the season, he was resolute.

“I know I’m going to go back and be the player I know I can be,” Hosmer said before the final game of one of his worst major league seasons. “This isn’t the impression I wanted to make the first year, but there’s nothing I can say to make it any better. Just, I’ll be ready to go next year.”

It’s what he has been thinking about for a while — getting back to South Florida and clearing his mind, pressing reset, getting to work.

But in one brief moment Sunday, before catching himself, he allowed just a hint that last offseason not being normal might have had a little to do with his not achieving at his usual level this season.

“I don’t have to be a lawyer this year or an agent,” Hosmer said. “I can be a baseball player. Not to make any excuse on anything, but I’m excited to go home and really do nothing for about a week and get right back to work. Just have a clear mind this offseason, knowing where I’m going to be next year, knowing where I’m going to be for a while.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 02, 2018 at 09:33 AM | 43 comment(s)
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