Discussion in 'Team News' started by Dan Heckelbeck, Apr 21, 2012.
Royals sign Eric Hosmer for 2013 - $5.3 million
snipits from the interview:
Kansas City Star (KCS): What does this mean for the team in the long run?
GM Heckelbeck (GMH): Well it means, for 2013, we have the guy we want at first base.
KCS: Why only the one year?
GMH: Because these guys have agents, and maybe they are waiting to see what kind of year he has in 2013.
KCS: So there was talk of multiple years?
GMH: Absolutely! This is our future. We want Hos (Eric Hosmer) to be around for a long long time. That's why we signed him out of high school. He is our future.
KCS: Can you say what the offer was, that was declined?
GMH: I don't want to say the dollars involved, but the offer was for 5 years.
KCS: Do you think he is playing for a new contract next year and wants to see what free agency can bring?
GMH: I'm not sure, but I know we will do whatever it takes to keep him here in Kansas City. We have a good thing going here, and Hos is a part of that.
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