Tag:Orlando Hudson
Posted on: May 8, 2009 4:13 pm

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Bay, Holliday, Hudson, Ca

On this date 27 years ago, Adrian Gonzalez was born. The former first overall pick by the Marlins has been traded twice. He was originally dealt to the Rangers in a deal that sent Ugueth Urbina to the Marlins. Later he was dealt to the Padres along with Chris Young for Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka. As we enter the second month of the season, let's take a look at what is being written in the Blogosphere...

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Posted on: May 6, 2009 9:56 pm
Edited on: May 6, 2009 10:38 pm

Odds And Ends: Draft, Stark, Selig

Links for Wednesday night...

  • ESPN.com's Rob Neyer argues that the Nats shouldn't take Stephen Strasburg unless they're sure he'll help their team more than any other player, regardless of the hype surrounding the college righty.
  • Neyer also weighs in on the possibility of Bill James appearing as a cartoon in the upcoming Moneyball movie.
  • Speaking on ESPN radio, Jayson Stark says the Dodgers should win the NL West by 15 or 20 games.
  • He says they're a starter and a bullpen arm away from becoming much stronger and adds that they have the pieces to deal for the pitching they need. 
  • Jenny Vrentas of the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that Bud Selig says teams are making the necessary adjustments to cope with the struggling economy. Selig was speaking with the commissioners for the NBA, the NFL and the NHL.
  • MLB.com's Ken Gurnick writes that the Dodgers are thrilled to have added Orlando Hudson.
  • MLB.com's Bill Chastain spoke with Carl Crawford about the 100-steal plateau and heard that the speedy left fielder doesn't expect his stolen base tally to reach triple digits. Crawford, who has 20 steals, will likely become a free agent after 2010. How much could he command as baseball's first 100-steal man since Vince Coleman in 1987?
Posted on: April 11, 2009 10:47 am
Edited on: April 11, 2009 11:29 am

Odds And Ends: Hudson, Alvarez, Anderson

Links for Saturday...

Posted on: February 23, 2009 7:53 pm

Orlando Hudson's Contract Details

Tony Jackson of the Los Angeles Daily News has the breakdown of Orlando Hudson's recent contract with the Dodgers:

  • Hudson's base salary will be $3MM.
  • $380K signing bonus that has been deferred, without interest, to an unspecified time.
  • $150K for both 150 and 175 plate appearances.
  • $200K for 200, 225, 250, 275, and 300 plate appearances.
  • $250K for 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, and 575 plate appearances.
  • $10K for every single plate appearance from 576-632, totalling 57 plate appearances and $570K.
  • Beginning at 550 plate appearances, all incentives are also deferred, without interest, to an unspecified time.
  • Hudson is contractually required to donate $25K to the Dodgers Dream Foundation.

Is it any wonder Jackson was ready for some Advil by the end of writing this up?

Posted on: February 20, 2009 2:51 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2009 10:52 pm

Dodgers, Orlando Hudson Agree To Terms

9:36pm: ESPN's Keith Law calls Hudson's contract "easily one of the biggest bargains of the offseason." He does say that the Dodgers will miss the draft pick they lost and closes by saying, "the big question here is where the Mets were in all of this."

1:49pm: According to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick, Hudson gets $3.4MM guaranteed with another $4.6MM in incentives.  Nice bargain for the Dodgers, though the draft pick loss hurts.  ESPN's Jayson Stark says the Royals were offering a $4.6MM base salary, so it looks like they were willing to stretch the payroll for Hudson.

1:36pm: Sirius XM 19s MLB Home Plate is reporting Orlando Hudson has agreed in principle with the Dodgers, pending a physical.

The Diamondbacks lose their second baseman to a division rival, but also receive L.A.'s #17 pick in the June draft plus a supplemental pick.

Posted on: February 19, 2009 9:27 am

Orlando Hudson Rumors: Thursday

Yesterday we learned from MLB.com's Ken Gurnick that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has ongoing talks for free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson.  Today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Dodgers appear to be the front-runner for Hudson.  Signing him wouldn't affect their chances of locking up Manny RamirezMLB.com's Ken Gurnick says Colletti has also not ruled out relief help from guys like Joe Beimel, Dennys Reyes, or Jason Isringhausen.

Even as divisional rivals the D'Backs may be rooting for the Dodgers to sign Hudson, since they'd receive L.A.'s #17 pick in the June draft as part of the compensation.  Rosenthal says the Royals and other unknown clubs remain in the mix for him, with the White Sox, Cardinals, Yankees, and Mets seemingly not seriously involved.

Posted on: February 18, 2009 8:10 pm

Indians Might Be All Set

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians don't plan on pursuing any more free agents, even in a sign-and-trade scenario.

With their 25-man payroll pushing $80 million, it would be hard for the Indians to take on any payroll, writes Hoynes.

The Indians expressed mild interest in Juan Cruz and Orlando Hudson early in the offseason, but that was before they dolled out a two-year, $20.5MM million contract to Kerry Wood.

Posted on: February 18, 2009 2:25 pm

Orlando Hudson Rumors: Wednesday

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick spoke to Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, who said talks are ongoing with Orlando Hudson's agent.  Colletti has the flexibility to sign both Hudson and Manny Ramirez.  He also said he doesn't lack confidence in Blake DeWitt despite the Hudson pursuit.  Tony Jackson of the L.A. Daily News learned the same.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote yesterday that Hudson likes the Royals, but they probably do not have the payroll flexibility to sign him.

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