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Old 04-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #1948
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Originally Posted by alnorth View Post
I vaguely remember reading that Hosmer responded once, someone asked him if he'd be willing to sign a long-term deal now, and he said something like he wasn't sure how he'd react to such an offer, and he might be willing to discuss it. Not sure if he was saying things the interviewer wanted to hear, or if that was genuine.
Well this was from the end of February after Perez signed his deal.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/29...p-lock-up.html

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You probably know that Hosmer’s agent is Scott Boras. You probably know that Boras is typically as open to his clients signing long-term extensions before hitting free agency as he would be beginning each day with a car wreck.

So, logic would tell you the Royals’ desire to sign Eric Hosmer to a long-term deal is like my desire to dunk on a regulation hoop: a cool thought made impossible by reality.

Or, at least, that’s what I thought when I approached Hosmer about this and asked, straight up, if he is more open to signing a long-term contract in Kansas City after seeing his good friend do it.

“Yeah,” Hosmer says. “Absolutely.”

Hosmer goes on to say that, at the moment, he is focused on baseball and not business. He says he only wants to work hard and be as productive as he can be for the Royals, but the first two words of his answer are ringing so I ask again just to make sure he understands what I mean:

Does Sal Perez signing a long-term contract with the Royals make you more open to doing the same?

Hosmer nods. He understands.

“Yeah,” he says. “Absolutely.”

This time, Hosmer goes on to say both sides are only concerned with this year and that the future will take care of itself. But upon hearing Hosmer’s comments, a Royals official said the team is “obviously” interested in talking.

If that 10 year, $90 million figure from ESPN is in the ballpark, could we afford that?...
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