And I Thought The Yankees Were Stupid and Greedy!

The Dodgers signed second baseman Orlando Hudson to a one year, $3.38 million dollar contract pending a physical. If Hudson reaches all of incentives he could get an extra $4.6 million. In High School he was a three sport standout in baseball, basketball, and football. Hudson attended the Spartanburgh Methodist college where he played baseball. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 43 round in 1997. He made his major league debut on July 24, 2002. He played with the Blue Jays till 2005 when Hudson won his first of three Golden Gloves. In the 2005 offseason Hudson was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Miguel Batista, third basemen Troy Glaus, and prospect Sergio Santos. 2005 was Hudson’s best year. He set a carer high in batting average with a .287 batting average. He also set carer highs in home runs with 15, RBI’s with 67, runs with 87, games with 157, at bats with 579, hits with 166, doubles with 34, triples with nine, total bases with 263, walks with 66, stolen bases, on base percentage with .354, and slugging percentage with .454. All of them are still carer highs except for walks, stolen bases, and on base percentage. He never got any MVP votes that year though as Ryan Howard won it. Hudson became the sixth infielder to win a Golden Glove in both leagues on November 3, 2006. In 2007 he made his first all-star game. He had a walk and a strikeout. That year the Diamondbacks made the playoffs but Hudson didn’t play a single game and as of today has never had an at-bat in the postseason. Later that year the “O-Dog” won yet another Golden Glove stretching his streak to three consecutive Golden Gloves at shortstop. In 2008 Hudson missed about fifty games due to a dislocated left wrist. Due to the injury he did not win a Golden Glove and lost out to Brandon Phillips of the Reds. This deal means a couple of things first he will have big holes to fill. Hudson is replacing future hall of famer Jeff Kent who retired this offseason. Kent has hit the most home runs in baseball by any second basemen. Second, Manny Ramirez is less likely to sign with the Dodgers and Manny Ramirez will get a lot less then he wants. The Dodgers just spent three million on a with a great glove. The Dodgers don’t need Manny and the Hudson deal sends that message to him. Third, the Dodgers are greedy. This signing was a total waste of money the Dodgers already have a great second baseman in Blake DeWitt aka the future Dustin Pedroia. This deal really hurts the development of him and this could be bad for DeWitt and the Dodgers. The also already have three good outfielders in Juan Pierre, Matt Kemp, and rising star Andre Ethier. Why need Manny? Sure he is a force in the lineup but having Pierre a guy who could start on most teams in stupid. Lastly the most obvious one Blake DeWitt is the new utility infielder. So having Mark Loretta was not enough for a utility guy? At least they have depth. Now before I end I want to say I am fine having Hudson start over a older guy but not a rising prospect. So now when I say stupid Dodgers I really mean it and I don’t care that the Dodgers are my third favorite team they are greedy, stupid, and idiots for wanting Manny.

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Orlando Hudson at Chase Field in Phoenix on June 10, 2007.  (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
Manny Ramirez

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1- upi.com
2- sportshubla.com
3- latimes.com

Hey I just thought of something. Manny Ramirez is greedy, the Dodgers are greedy, and Scott Boras is greedy obviously greedy does not work with greedy. Maybe That is why Manny is taking so long.

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6 comments

  1. johnnyk42

    out of ALL the teams in the MLB, the dodgers are the ones who Least needed Orlando. I was hoping the Blue Jays would get him back, cause when I was little they where my favorite. Anyway you are exactly right, greedy, greedy greedy. The Yankees and the Dodgers are getting greedy, but hey The Rays look that much better

    Johnny

  2. xcicix

    See? They’re stupid! They had to go and steal Loretta from us, and then sign a player they didn’t need! Hudson and DeWitt are both excellent players, and this is only going to hurt both of them because they’ll get less playing time. Unless they’re looking to make a trade…and will trade either Hudson or DeWitt. Like if they don’t get Manny, they’ll trade for him. Because they are greedy and stupid!
    http://imbringingdiamondback.mlblogs.com

  3. metmainman

    I don’t really consider them greedy. Hudson only got a one year deal, and I don’t think DeWitt is the next Pedroia. Besides, Nomar is gone, so why can’t DeWitt move back to third base?

    http://metsmainman.mlblogs.com
    P.S. I am not a year older than you like it says in your blogroll. I am also in sixth grade. I actually don’t turn 12 until next month but I usually jump ahead once I get into a month’s range. :p

  4. bigpapi72

    Melissa- That is very true.
    Johnny- I could see Orlando going to Toronto.
    Caroline- I think DeWitt will stay will the Dodgers.
    Julia- I hope they do too.
    M.M.M.- That is true. Casey Blake is already at third base.

    Bob,

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