With their most recent deal, the Red Sox thankfully ushered in a new era




Following a deal with the San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox now have Eric Hosmer at first base.

In a deal, superstar outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell were acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Washington Nationals.

The return deal to Washington included Eric Hosmer, but he allegedly invoked his no-trade right. Even with this apparent delay, the Soto-Bell trade would nonetheless go through. Hosmer does, however, reside in a new house.

According to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Tribune, Eric Hosmer is being dealt by the Padres to the Boston Red Sox. The Padres’ payment for Hosmer’s remaining years under his contract with the team is yet to be determined.

Eric Hosmer was traded to the Red Sox by the Padres

Of the 19 teams that were not on Hosmer’s no-trade list, the Red Sox were undoubtedly one of them. They were successful in acquiring him and convincing the Padres to settle a portion of his contract.

Now that Boston has a seasoned first baseman who has won four Gold Glove awards, Bobby Dalbec is probably out. Additionally, Franchy Cordero won’t have to start at the beginning anymore.

Hosmer is slashing this season.

In 90 games with the Padres, he hit 272/.336/.391 with 91 hits, 40 RBI, and 8 home runs.

In contrast, Dalbec had a batting average of.205, a.642 OPS, 10 home runs, 29 RBI, 53 hits, and 93 strikeouts. The latter is almost twice as many strikeouts as Hosmer had in 2022. (55).

The Padres were able to acquire first baseman Josh Bell, one of the top sluggers on the trade market, as well as Soto, a superstar with a deal through the 2024 season.

The Nationals’ presence forced Hosmer out, ostensibly to join the Nationals. Hosmer opposed it instead and will likely stay in Boston past 2022.