We'll have a whole lot more on the subject this offseason, when free agency picks back up and rumors begin swirling like crazy, but it's probably a fine time to start throwing around names in the 2010 free agent class. One of the more intriguing players from that group, because of a youngster behind him and the season he's having, is Orlando Hudson.
The "O-Dog," 32 in December, is batting .291/.358/.425 this season with eight home runs and 57 RBI in 461 at-bats. He's outperforming a good amount of his career offensive averages and plays a decent second base.
But, with 24-year-old serviceable infielder Blake DeWitt waiting in the wings, it's doubtful the Dodgers will get into any sort of bidding war or offer Hudson big money to stay in Los Angeles. So, who's going to make a play? The Nationals have publicly acknowledged that they're seeking a long-term second baseman, and ESPN's Buster Olney suggested in June that Hudson could fairly demand a three or four-year deal. Is that the right fit? Who else needs a new two-sacker? Get after it in the comments.