Orlando Hudson Rumors: Tuesday

3:00pm: MLB.com's Bill Ladson talked to Adam Kennedy, who said the Nationals "basically let us know that they are kind of waiting on Orlando."  Hudson earned about $7MM last year after incentives and seemingly isn't ready to accept the inevitable pay cut.  He's not coming off an injury this time, but it may be difficult to top last year's $3.38MM guarantee.

9:04am: The Mariners "remain a long shot candidate" to sign free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Morosi admits that some roster maneuvering would be necessary to accomodate Hudson, as the Ms already have Jose Lopez at second and a full slate of position players.  I should add that whether Hudson is an upgrade over Lopez overall is an open question.

Morosi names the Nationals, Indians, and Twins as Hudson's other suitors.  We learned yesterday that the Twins are serious, while the Rockies are out. 


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50 Comments on "Orlando Hudson Rumors: Tuesday"


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bobbybaseball
5 years 5 months ago

I wish the Cubs would consider him, though I doubt Hendry has any money left to spend. Going with Jeff Baker is a risky move, similar to last year when they went with a small sample size of success and determined that Mike Fontenot was their guy.

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jhawk90
5 years 5 months ago

So the question is do the Twins spend more on the bigger name in Hudson, who lost his job last year, or take a chance on the resurgence of a 2-years-younger Felipe Lopez, whose greatest moments of career suck came as a Nat? As much as I like Hudson, plan B may be the better move.

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WisBrave
5 years 5 months ago

I agree Felipe Lopez would be a great pickup by the Twins. He won’t cost any prospects and add some versatility. Although I think they also need to find a way to upgrade the rotation yet this off season if they want to claim the Central again.

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rorad
5 years 5 months ago

Hudson isn’t going to cost a team any picks either.

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rootman1010
5 years 5 months ago

HUDSON FOR THE CUBS!

im ready to start a petition…

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raffish
5 years 5 months ago

Plenty of M’s fans want Hudson over Jose Lopez, but I don’t see it. Focus on the #3 starting pitcher unless someone wants to trade for Lopez.

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cubbies12
5 years 5 months ago

Out of all of the teams in the hunt, Hudson could not be a better fit for the cubs. Not only is he a left handed bat to balance out the right handed dominate lineup, but he brings gold glove caliber defense oh yea and he can steal bases. So, not only is he a left handed hitter with speed with great defense he can also lead off. I think he would bring alot to a club that has alot of question marks for me going into the season.

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tjspring
5 years 5 months ago

He doesn’t really steal bases all that much. Good stick and good defense though, for sure.

Can’t figure out why teams don’t keep him long term, and with LA last year was bumped for Belliard of all people.

Odd.

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$1529282
5 years 5 months ago

Because his reputation exceeds his talent. I’m not saying I don’t want Hudson on the Twins; he’d be an upgrade over a Punto/Harris combo at 2B/3B… but the guy’s just not the elite player he’s made out to be.

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$1529282
5 years 5 months ago

“Gold Glove defense,” unfortunately, does not always mean good defense. Also, Hudson doesn’t really steal bases. He’s registered double digit steals exactly once in his career– 10 in 2007.