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A. Cavatica
07-07-2007, 07:35 PM
Today's Providence Journal had a very short blurb, saying if the Sox trade Iguchi, they could be interested in Orlando Hudson. No more detail than that, sorry.

veeter
07-07-2007, 10:07 PM
We need a shortstop way more than a second baseman.

Tragg
07-07-2007, 10:41 PM
People say he's a real good defender.
Otherwise, his offensive skills seem similar to Iguchi's.

oeo
07-07-2007, 11:25 PM
People say he's a real good defender.
Otherwise, his offensive skills seem similar to Iguchi's.

Well, he's a Gold Glover and basically is Iguchi...but he would come cheaper next year than Iguchi would. They would like some SP...I'd give them Contreras.

Tragg
07-07-2007, 11:40 PM
Well, he's a Gold Glover and basically is Iguchi...but he would come cheaper next year than Iguchi would. They would like some SP...I'd give them Contreras.

All things being equal, fine...but we have to give up Contreras for a cheaper Iguchi. We've got more pressing needs.

DSpivack
07-08-2007, 12:59 AM
Hudson is a free agent after this season, right? He's as good as gone, what with Mark Reynolds, Alberto Callaspo, and others waiting.

oeo
07-08-2007, 01:04 AM
Hudson is a free agent after this season, right? He's as good as gone, what with Mark Reynolds, Alberto Callaspo, and others waiting.

No, he'll be a free agent after 2008. But they do have guys waiting, and if they need SP, Hudson is expendable.

Huisj
07-09-2007, 02:38 PM
Wouldn't it be kind of odd for the Sox to sign him to play 2B when they just traded for a 2B prospect from that same organization?

SBSoxFan
07-09-2007, 03:20 PM
For 2 straight Fox Saturday games they've raved about Iguchi's offensive stats, showing that he's #1 or #2 in all of baseball for a handful of categories for second basemen. It doesn't look like Hudson is near that.

FedEx227
07-09-2007, 03:43 PM
For 2 straight Fox Saturday games they've raved about Iguchi's offensive stats, showing that he's #1 or #2 in all of baseball for a handful of categories for second basemen. It doesn't look like Hudson is near that.

Tad's career averages:

.274/.344/.420, 18 HR, 75 RBI, 15 SB

Hudson:

.277/.341/.430, 13 HR, 72 RBI, 7 SB

Tragg
07-09-2007, 04:11 PM
Tad's career averages:

.274/.344/.420, 18 HR, 75 RBI, 15 SB

Hudson:

.277/.341/.430, 13 HR, 72 RBI, 7 SB

Similar. The difference is salary and defense. Some have said that Tad hasn't been good defensively this year..don't know if it's true.
Trading players for a marginal upgrade is tough, when you have so many needs to fill.

The Immigrant
07-09-2007, 04:33 PM
Hudson makes more money than Iguchi ($3.9 million compared to $3.25 million), so this makes little sense. Given his offensive production, Iguchi is a friggin' bargain.

The Immigrant
07-09-2007, 04:34 PM
Hudson is a free agent after this season, right?

He's arbitration eligible for one more year, but they probably want to move him to make room for cheaper options.

oeo
07-09-2007, 04:36 PM
Hudson makes more money than Iguchi ($3.9 million compared to $3.25 million), so this makes little sense. Given his offensive production, Iguchi is a friggin' bargain.

Iguchi will make more than 3.25 million in the free agent market.

The Immigrant
07-09-2007, 04:52 PM
Iguchi will make more than 3.25 million in the free agent market.

Probably, but not much more. Keep in mind that second base is the cheapest position to fill in free agency. Mark Loretta had a great year with the Red Sox last year and then had to settle for a one year deal at $2.5 million with Houston, and there are more 2B FA's this year than last.