Colorado Rockies: It’s time to sign a first baseman

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 6: Joe Panik
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4. Eric Hosmer

A slow shutter speed picture of Eric Hosmer running between first and second base. Getty Images.
A slow shutter speed picture of Eric Hosmer running between first and second base. Getty Images. /

A girl can dream right? I truly think that if the Rockies did entertain the idea of signing Hosmer, all of Colorado would be in a frenzy. This would be a dream come true for some Rockies fans as I know that Hosmer would most likely have his best numbers at Coors. Hosmer isn’t really a huge power threat but good for contact. Even though he had only 25 homers, he came through with 192 hits and 94 RBIs, which lead him to a .318 batting average. Did I mention he won the Silver Slugger this year as well?

Defensively, Hosmer just took home his fourth career Gold Glove award. If he were to join the Rockies, it’d make him the third Gold Glove player in just the infield.

Truly, I can’t think of one bad thing when it comes to Hosmer. Actually, yes, I can think of a bad thing: his agent Scott Boras. Now, when talking contract projections, Scott Boras completely wrecks some teams from wanting to even talking to Hosmer. When it comes to Hosmer, he’s good… really good.

That doesn’t mean I would hand out a $200 million contract. You’re out of your mind if you think Hosmer is worth that. He’s only 28 so with him it’d be okay going for more years. Since the Royals just offered him a deal, it’s nice to analyze. It was a 7-year deal for $147 million. I’d probably go for a 5-year deal for $100 million, but if the Rox did something like that they’d probably have to completely devote the next few seasons to upgrading the farm system. All it comes down to with Eric Hosmer is if he’s truly worth the extra cost.

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