Originally Posted by Domeshot17
I can agree with that, but the idea Hudson as the 5 was hurting us more than Kotsay as the DH is a joke.
That said, if we miss the playoffs again, if the lack of a closer hurts and Hudson outpitches Jackson, its going to be very bad for Kenny.
This trade just has a chance to be a disastrous knee jerk reaction, similar to Swisher.
Remember, the idea was to trade for Jackson and flip him for Dunn. The Nats had agreed and then pulled out once the Sox got Jackson. So, the idea was to address Kotsay as DH. You can argue it's the Sox fault the Nats backed out, but I'd argue that at least the intent and thought processes were the right ones.