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PEORIA Richie Ashburn Jersey , Ariz. (AP) — Eric Hosmer knows what training hits its stride.Hosmer was a free agent last offseason and signed with the Padres after spring training began. He said players need to be patient while researching a team before making a decision.The rebuilding Padres have made pitches to both Harper and Machado.“I didn’t hear an offer until about mid-January last year,” Hosmer said Monday. “Those guys could be weighing out their options of what’s presented to them on the table. You just don’t know what’s happening. For me, it’s one of those things where I’ve learned to wait back and just wait for it to be official and read all the stuff afterward.”The Padres have a glaring hole at third base, where Machado could fit in. But they’ve also made a push for Harper, who would be an instant upgrade in right field and at the ticket office.“San Diego sells itself,” Hosmer said. “Either player, they are a generational talent. They are guys who have done so well at such a young age and have so much more left in the tank. I think it just shows where this organization is at and where we are at in the process right now. We are trying to win baseball games and those are two guys on the market that can probably help you do that better than anyone else out there. It’s exciting and motivating.”Hosmer signed a $144 million, eight-year deal Chuck Klein Jersey , the largest contract in Padres history. Like Harper, he is represented by agent Scott Boas.Manager Andy Green is focused on the players who are in camp.“We’ll continue to move forward and see what happens,” Green said. “We’ll deal with the certainty of the guys we have out here, focus on them and focus on a position for us to win baseball games.”The Padres took a step back last year, losing 96 games and finishing last in the NL West. They haven’t had a winning season since 2010 or made the playoffs since 2006.San Diego has what is considered the best farm system in baseball. Hosmer said he’s excited to see the young players develop to the point where they can help win at the big league level.“San Diego has been waiting long enough for a winning team and group of guys for about five, six years,” Hosmer said. “We feel strongly with the group that were prepped enough to be ready at that big league level.” Tim Bradbury/Getty ImagesThe World Series champion Houston Astros hope to stave off elimination and send the American League Championship Series back to Boston on Thursday, when they host the Red Sox as home favorites in Game 5 of the set.The Astros have lost the first two games of this series at Minute Maid Park http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-jimmy-foxx-jersey , where they went 46-35 during the regular season. They lost nine straight at home between July 15 and August 14. MLB betting line: The Astros opened as -152 favorites (wager $152 to win $100); the total is at 7.5 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report.MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 5.4-2.8, Astros.MLB picks on every game.Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or Spotify or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news.Why the Red SoxCan Pay on the MLB LinesBoston has been phenomenal away from home this year, going 55-30, including the postseason. The Red Sox are a perfect 4-0 on the road in the playoffs, and their offense has been the difference no matter who they have sent to the mound as their starting pitcher.The Red Sox are averaging nine runs per game in those four outings Darren Daulton Jersey , scoring eight in both Games 3 and 4 at Houston. In Wednesday’s 8-6 victory, Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi saved the game with a spectacular bases-loaded catch even though closer Craig Kimbrel technically earned it despite allowing one run and two hits in two innings. Why the AstrosCan Pay on the MLB LinesThe Astros will not have expected to be in this situation, down 3-1 in the ALCS at home, but they could not have a better pitcher than ace Justin Verlander (16-9, 2.52 ERA) in Game 5. The 35-year-old has won each of his first two starts in the postseason, including Game 1 at Fenway Park after allowing two runs and two hits in six innings with four walks and six strikeouts.Verlander also limited the Red Sox to a .143 batting average in one start during the regular season, walking away with a no-decision following six innings of work in an eventual 5-4 home loss back on June 2. Smart Betting PickHouston obviously has a serious problem in needing three consecutive wins to advance to the World Series for the second year in a row, but Verlander will not let the team’s season end at home.Instead http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-maikel-franco-jersey , expect Verlander and the Astros to play hard with the heart of champions and put pressure on their opponent to win the series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have not won four straight games in more than a month, and they will not pull off that feat again here. Take Houston.MLB betting trendsThe total has gone over in 11 of Boston’s past 13 games.The total has gone over in seven of Boston’s past nine games on the road.Houston is 12-5 in its past 17 games. All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report’s official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week’s top games. 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