Three Teams In On Orlando Hudson

Last offseason was disappointing for second baseman Orlando Hudson.  He signed with the Dodgers on February 20th, accepting one year and a $3.38MM guarantee.  He had a decent '09 season, managing to stay healthy and hit most of his incentives.  Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports have the latest on Hudson's search for a new team.

The Nationals and Rays are known to be pursuing Hudson, with the Nats possibly offering more money.  The writers say a mystery team is also in the mix, and speculate on the Twins.  The Rockies could be another match, but Minnesota and Colorado would be looking for a bargain.

ESPN's Buster Olney first reported the Rays' interest in Hudson yesterday, but Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times finds a signing unlikely.  And in an interview with MLB.com's Bill Ladson, Hudson alluded to the Indians and Padres.  Those clubs are considered longshots.


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42 Comments on "Three Teams In On Orlando Hudson"


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matthew8510
5 years 5 months ago

please be cubs

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LinkinParkFTW
5 years 5 months ago

The Rays won’t sign him because of Zobrist, and by ignoring offers from the Nationals for the past 2 years, he’s made it pretty clear he doesn’t want to play there. I think the Cubs could jump out and sign him, but I think it’s more likely he will sig with the Twins.

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Mauerneau
5 years 5 months ago

Hope you’re right..

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sploorp
5 years 5 months ago

Ditto here.

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5 years 5 months ago

Please

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Jntg4
5 years 5 months ago

I have heard that the Cubs are interested in Hudson too. Also in kennedy and Park, still interested in Calero as well.

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disgustedcubfan
5 years 5 months ago

The Cubs need to forget about Kiko Calero and Chan Ho Park and use that money towards Hudson.
Would the Cubs save Fonenot’s money if they flat out released him?

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rootman1010
5 years 5 months ago

i don’t believe they would save money since they already tendered him a contract for $1MM. the cubs still need to sign marmol, theriot and marshall i believe. fontenot should have a little trade value and maybe it’s just enough for an A-level player or something… either way, i would sign hudson and keep fontenot through the spring as insurance in case hudson were to get hurt. if all is well with hudson, deal him to one of the teams that lost out on hudson…

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rootman1010
5 years 5 months ago

right when i posted this it was announced on MLBTR that marshall just signed, btw

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5 years 5 months ago

Hudson’s recent comments have looked much less like he is ignoring the Nats. I don’t dismiss that he might be holding out for a better chance to contend, but DC seems to be a more enticing destination under Mike Rizzo than Jim Bowden. I really hope the Nats sign him, but I am used to disappointment.

Positively Half St.

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CrisE
5 years 5 months ago

I don’t know much about Hudson at all, if he’s a money hound or where his hometown is or any of that stuff. But most guys at his time of life, arranging possibly the last good contract of the career, are torn between getting a big paycheck and winning a ring. Last year was his first post-season experience and he knows that middle infielders go away in their early thirties, so the temptation to jump to the AL Central’s easier playoff path might be pretty strong. If the Nats lowball him it probably wouldn’t take much for MN to sweep him away.

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sploorp
5 years 5 months ago

This Twins fan is hoping your right, but with the team signing Thome, I just don’t see the Twins spending anywhere near enough to land Hudson.

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sploorp
5 years 5 months ago

Dude!! You’re preaching to the choir. Gardy and Smith are the ones that need to read these posts. Hudson and Lopez have been my first and second choices all winter.

Unfortunately, I think the 5 million they offered Washburn was the absolute max they were willing to add to the team payroll this winter. Subtract the 1.5 million plus incetives they just gave Thome and they have about 2.75 million left out of that original 5 million.

What’s out there that they need and can get for 2.75 million? Certainly not Hudson and probably not Lopez either.

I’m thinking they call it a winter and go into spring training with what they have.

Oh, and sometime between now and opening day, they annoucing Mauers new deal.