Eric Hosmer's No Trade Clause Added Interesting Wrinkle To Soto Trade

While the Juan Soto blockbuster is a done deal, with the superstar heading to San Diego, the Pads had to deal with an Eric Hosmer no-trade clause, as he was included in the trade initially.

The report is that Hosmer was "not thrilled" to be heading to the Nationals, so the Padres had to figure out another way around it. 

As MLB Insider Jon Morosi notes, there are different scenarios under consideration, one of which is sending him to a 3rd team. Another would be to add some extra cash onto the already onerous 3 years, $39M he is still owed on his albatross of a contract. 

Any way you look at it, Hosmer has officially rejected the idea of going to Washington.

And with just 8 homers and a .727 OPS this season, the power that Hosmer is wielding wasn't lost on this MLB pundit:

"This is the most power Eric Hosmer's had all season." 

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