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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    Only until they can find one of the 20 other teams they can deal him to.
    What if no team wants him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    What if no team wants him?
    He is going to end up on the Cubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    Only until they can find one of the 20 other teams they can deal him to.
    I don't see how Hosmer will remain a Padre. The Padre fan base was done with him last season and he's been kind of an ass since those trade rumors last season and now this. If he ever sees the field in Petco, you'll hear the boos in Georgia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    What if no team wants him?
    The Nats did, kind of...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    I don't see how Hosmer will remain a Padre. The Padre fan base was done with him last season and he's been kind of an ass since those trade rumors last season and now this. If he ever sees the field in Petco, you'll hear the boos in Georgia.
    For wanting to remain a Padre?

    Fans are weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    For wanting to remain a Padre?

    Fans are weird.
    I don't think that was it at all. In his 5 years as a Padre he's done little to nothing to connect with the community. His performance has been underwhelming.

    He just doesn't want to go to a losing club, especially from one that looks like it has a solid chance to make the playoffs. he's known for a long time the Padres front office wanted to move him and that the fans were ok with that. IMO, he's being petulant and that's how most of the Padres fanbase will look at it.

    Is it valid to think/feel that? maybe not, but as you said--fans are weird.

    FWIW he's not in the line up for today's game we'll see how this all plays out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    The Nats did, kind of...
    Maybe a better question is who would take him? I kinda of feel that to move him Padres either have to take on another player similar contract or pay a good portion of his contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    Maybe a better question is who would take him? I kinda of feel that to move him Padres either have to take on another player similar contract or pay a good portion of his contract.
    Well the whole point of moving Hosmer was to clear his salary. As I mentioned weeks ago, I was pretty sure the Padres ownership would go past the cap if necessary and they have with the acquisition of Soto, Bell and Hader (so far). So, clearing Hosmer's salary isn't as important now as it was before. If they can't trade him (and there will be some team that will take him if the Padres pick up his remaining contract) Gallo seems to be a good fit for a trade, Preller likes Gallo, the Yankees want to offload Joey so, Hosmer for Gallo with the Padres picking up Eric's remaining salary makes sense. Hosmer get's to go to a contender and Gallo get's out of NY. they'd at least get something for him, but if that doesn't work--I believe they'll DFA him as crazy as that sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    I don't think that was it at all. In his 5 years as a Padre he's done little to nothing to connect with the community. His performance has been underwhelming.

    He just doesn't want to go to a losing club, especially from one that looks like it has a solid chance to make the playoffs. he's known for a long time the Padres front office wanted to move him and that the fans were ok with that. IMO, he's being petulant and that's how most of the Padres fanbase will look at it.

    Is it valid to think/feel that? maybe not, but as you said--fans are weird.

    FWIW he's not in the line up for today's game we'll see how this all plays out.
    I've never seen a player vilified for not "connecting with the community". Is that really a thing? I guess that means we should all be able to name off the top of our heads what every star player on local teams are doing for their community. I know I can't. I really don't think I'm alone.

    It's a made up thing. Players get "credit" for those things they do in the community, but no fan base is actually upset if they aren't active. That isn't newsworthy.

    It seems like Padres fan's are mad that the Padres overpaid him and that he wants to be a Padre. And they'd also be mad if he said he didn't want to be a Padre. Which again, is just really weird, but I guess fans are irrational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Well the whole point of moving Hosmer was to clear his salary. As I mentioned weeks ago, I was pretty sure the Padres ownership would go past the cap if necessary and they have with the acquisition of Soto, Bell and Hader (so far). So, clearing Hosmer's salary isn't as important now as it was before. If they can't trade him (and there will be some team that will take him if the Padres pick up his remaining contract) Gallo seems to be a good fit for a trade, Preller likes Gallo, the Yankees want to offload Joey so, Hosmer for Gallo with the Padres picking up Eric's remaining salary makes sense. Hosmer get's to go to a contender and Gallo get's out of NY. they'd at least get something for him, but if that doesn't work--I believe they'll DFA him as crazy as that sounds.
    Gallo to the Dodgers.


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