The contract offers for seven years are equal to the deals that Jacoby Ellsbury signed for $153 million and Chris Davis signed for $161 million over the past couple of years.
Nightengale says that the Royals offer is for $1 million more per year than the Padres offer, which Nightengale now says is worth $140 million.
According to USA Today, Hosmer's representatives received a seven-year, $147 million offer from the Royals, the only team Hosmer has played for in his career. Hosmer is probably the most athletic first baseman in baseball and has become one of the most coveted assets at the position.
In some ways, the Royals' pursuit of Hosmer comes at a peculiar time.
However, the St. Louis Cardinals are still looking to add and Hosmer potentially could be a fit there as well.
With the farm system the focus, the Royals appeared willing to walk away from Moustakas and Cain.
Hosmer, 28, is a former third overall pick.
The Royals, though, are set to see a sizable increase in team revenue when their current under-market local television contract expires in 2019. The club is seeking to trim payroll to close to $110 million or $115 million after carrying club-record payrolls in 2016 and 2017.
Hosmer developed a reputation as a leader on the Royals during their consecutive World Series appearances in 2014 and '15.
Curry, James lead fan voting for All-Star game
Coaches will then choose the reserves and the two top vote-getters from each conference get to pick their teammates from the pool. I think George will surpass Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins because of people liking him more than they like those two.
Merkel Secures Breakthrough In German Coalition Talks
It said the parties are committed to "strengthening social cohesion in our country and overcoming the divisions that have arisen". European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking in Sofia, described the deal as a huge benefit for Europe.
Samsung showed off their 146-incher at CES
Samsung also worked with McAfee to develop a new security application which is tailored for TV called McAfee Security for TV. LG's new OLED TVs are made smarter with a touch of AI, and with Google's Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in.
Call of Duty: WWII Zombies - The Darkest Shore Trailer
Players will need to battle through an island that is covered in fog, infested by zombies, and surrounded by the German army. I'd still like to see a full blown Zombies title someday, preferably by Treyarch but I will take what I can get.
Bon Jovi coming to New Orleans in March
Promoter: Live Nation The album This House is Not For Sale is, by most accounts, not a milestone in the career of Bon Jovi . Sambora and Such will be asked to participate and play at the induction ceremony, Jon Bon Jovi said.
Dolly Parton removes 'Dixie' from Stampede dinner show
The existing locations re-open for the 2018 season from late January through early spring depending on location. The production team has made a decision to drop "Dixie", leaving the name simply as Dolly Parton's Stampede .