Posts Tagged ‘Orlando Hudson’

     Orlando Hudson is still a possibility for the New York Yankees? He said that he wouldn’t have to change positions, so this really doesn’t make much sense. Robbie Cano would have to be traded or he would need to move to CF, which is highly unlikely. It would make more sense to platoon him in center field over Melky/Gardy. I don’t think they are highly involved in negotations with him, but you never know. Take it for what it’s worth.

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from MLB Trade Rumors:

Free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson appeared on the MLB Network today.  Barry Larkin asked which teams he’s talking to, and he named the Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, and Nationals.  None of the teams have said anything to Hudson’s agent about changing positions.  Hudson says right now he sees himself as a second baseman.  Ken Rosenthal says Hudson “seems to be banking on [the Mets or Yankees] pursuing a creative solution.”

Hudson, 31, hit .305/.367/.450 in 455 plate appearances for Arizona last year while earning $6.25MM.  Based on the plus/minus system, Hudson did not flash his typical stellar glovework in ’08.  The market for Hudson has been held down partially because he is a Type A free agent who turned down the D’Backs offer of arbitration.  That means whoever signs him will give up a draft pick.  Another factor may be the broken wrist he suffered in August.


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     Who would have thought that a major topic of this off-season would be about Nick Swisher & Xavier Nady? Cashman isn’t against trading either one, but the offer has to be good. The Braves, Nationals, & Reds are the three teams that are currently interested. I like Nady a lot, and I rather keep him over Swisher. That’s just my opinion though.

from MLB Trade Rumors:

According to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, Brian Cashman’s spending lots of time talking with other clubs about Nick Swisher and Xavier Nady. Cashman’s open to moving either player, but he says he won’t make a deal for the sake of making one: “we’re not going to do anything unless there’s a reason to do it.”

Cashman also said most reports about trade discussions have been accurate. The Braves, Nationals and Reds are among the teams who have reportedly had interest in Swisher and Nady.

The Yankees like Johnny Damon’s production and they’re not shopping him or Hideki Matsui.

Kepner suggests the Yankees should “hold on to Swisher and dangle Nady” for a number of reasons. Swisher’s two years younger and he’s under contract for $21MM over the next three years. Nady, a Scott Boras client, will be a free agent after the 2009 season.


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