Open Mouth, Insert Foot – featuring Orlando Hudson

by on April 14, 2010   2 Comments

Orlando Hudson thinks there is racism in baseball that supersedes a club’s desire to win.  He didn’t come out and say those words, but that is pretty easy to infer by his recent comments regarding the jobless state of aging sluggers Jermaine Dye and Gary Sheffield.  Here is a taste of his recent comments to media:

“You see guys like Jermaine Dye without a job.  Guy with [27 home runs and 81 RBIs] and can’t get a job. Pretty much sums it up right there, no? You’ve got some guys who miss a year who can come back and get $5, $6 million, and a guy like Jermaine Dye can’t get a job. A guy like Gary Sheffield, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, can’t get a job. …

“We both know what it is. You’ll get it right. You’ll figure it out. I’m not gonna say it because then I’ll be in [trouble].”

“Call it what you want to,” Hudson said. “I ain’t fit to say it. After I retire I’ll say it. I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff to say after I retire.”

Cardinals Get A LHP; Sign Hill

by on January 28, 2010   2 Comments

In a previous post, I had mentioned my on the Cardinals needing a left handed starter. I even threw out a name I was hopeful for(Jarrod Washburn). Apparently I was nowhere close to what the Cardinal brass were thinking as the lefty they had in mind was ex-Cub prospect, Rich Hill. Hill is a guy who seems like he’s been around forever but really hasn’t. He turns 30 in March, only has 70 major league starts to his name and is coming off the worst season of his career. He wasn’t just bad in limited time last year, he was awful. An era near 8(7.80), 10.6h/9, 6.2bb/9 and 7 homers allowed in 57.2ip. One bright spot is that Hill kept near his career average k/9 with 7.2/9 in ’09 with 8.1/9 for a career. Another is that presuming he fills the back end of the rotation, he will give a totally different look than the rest of the staff. A lefty who’s out pitch is a huge, sweeping curve and relies on the strikeout as much as anything.

MLB Free Agent Tracker – 1/15/10

by on January 15, 2010   No Comments

Free agents shopping continues as we inch closer to MLB spring training.  Here is the latest