Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Orlando Hudson for $4 Million?

There’s no indication the power brokers in Washington are looking to do this, but Orlando Hudson needs a bailout package, quick. And the Mets are just the organization to lend a helping hand.

Just 3 monhts ago, people were talking 3-5 years at $10million per for Hudson. Today, according to John Heyman in his spot on WFAN, Hudson could be had for maybe one year and $4million bucks. Again, let me repeat. 1 year, 4 million bucks! If it sounds like I am beating a dead horse on this subject, it’s because I am. The Mets have no choice but to jump in here. There are no more excuses to let this player slip away. He wants to play here, he’s good and he’s so freakin’ cheap it’s ridiculous. My head explodes every time I hear he’s still available and we’re not interested in him.

Omar, please I beg of you. For your long-suffering fan base, for your own credibility, sign Orlando Hudson! If nothing else, we can stop hearing ridiculous stories about silly lineup changes, etc in order to get Castillo going. That in itself should tell you what an issue this team is going to have with Castillo at second. But you have a chance to right your wrong here, to ignite a renewed sense of optimism in this club and Mets Lifers everywhere. All you need to do is stop nickel-and-diming and sign this guy. I don’t expect Manny, but not signing Hudson at this discounted rate would be completely inexcusable and wholly irresponsible as GM of the NY Mets. It’s your move…

3 comments:

dave said...

this is ridiculously cheap and there's no long term commitment (unlike Castillo). Why not take a chance? Makes no sense.

OnTheBlack.com said...

The fact that the Mets are not going after Hudson only amplifies how bad the resigning of Luis Castillo was. The Mets are stuck with an over the hill 2b basemen while Hudson sits out on the market and is a perfect fit for the Mets. Not only is he good defensively but he's be a perfect fit in the #2 hole in the line-up.

bryan said...

dead on.