November 26, 2014

2B Orlando Hudson Inks 1-year, $3.4M Deal with Dodgers

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dodgerfans, there is another free agent on the roster for the Dodgers – second baseman Orlando Hudson.

According to MLB, Hudson signed a one-year deal worth $3.4 million with some nice incentives built in that could kick him over $4.5 mil for the year. Hudson replaces the aging Jeff Kent who decided to retire at the end of last season.

This is a relative bargain if Hudson plays to his capability as he was earning over $6 million last year and was hoping for a multi-year deal for over $10 million per year but the falling free agent market took care of those dreams.

Hudson was batting .305 last season before an injury cut his season short. Let’s hope we get him back at his forrner level of glory and not another Andruw Jones :)

Comments

  1. Alex,

    Thats 3.4 base salary PLUS 4.6 in incentives. He could make 8 mil next season.

  2. I think Hudson is a nice pick up. For the price he can really contribute.

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  3. Thanks for the clarification Brandon. You’re right that Hudson could earn a lot of cash this year, but I really think this is a great move for the Dodgers for many reasons: defense, his bat, leadership, etc. What a great role model for Blake DeWitt. Plus, this move isn’t going to rbeak the bank or put the Dodgers out of the running for Manny. What do you think about the signing?