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Old 08-31-2009, 11:24 AM
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http://futuresox.com/frontpage/?p=1256

An interesting article on Hudson's progress this year:
One thing not mentioned has been to watch Hudson's GB:FB ratio plummet as he moved up the ranks. Gotta keep the ball down against the more advanced hitters.

Hopefully that is something he can continue to learn. Most of the rest of his stat lines have been pretty solid once he's had his feet under him at the new level, as the article indicated.

And if he can be an MLB average pitcher next year as our 5th starter, I would take it in a heartbeat. I have a feeling he will be the front-runner for that job unless they keep Sweaty Freddie (which I would suggest doing as of today given his solid starts and Peavy not yet proving healthy)
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:12 PM
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One thing not mentioned has been to watch Hudson's GB:FB ratio plummet as he moved up the ranks. Gotta keep the ball down against the more advanced hitters.

Hopefully that is something he can continue to learn. Most of the rest of his stat lines have been pretty solid once he's had his feet under him at the new level, as the article indicated.

And if he can be an MLB average pitcher next year as our 5th starter, I would take it in a heartbeat. I have a feeling he will be the front-runner for that job unless they keep Sweaty Freddie (which I would suggest doing as of today given his solid starts and Peavy not yet proving healthy)
I think Hudson and Freddy fight for the 5th starter role next year. You have Peavy, Floyd, Danks, and Buehrle, a strong 1-4. If Freddy can start the season at No. 5, it gives the Sox a lot of flexibility and allows Hudson a little more time to develop by starting in AAA the spring. That said, I love Hudson and am eager to see him on the Sox.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:45 PM
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BTW, Hudson starts tonight and unless he is called up after that, he will only get one more start in AAA before their season ends. Even if he starts both those games in AAA, he could still get 3-4 starts in with the big club.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:51 PM
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BTW, Hudson starts tonight and unless he is called up after that, he will only get one more start in AAA before their season ends. Even if he starts both those games in AAA, he could still get 3-4 starts in with the big club.
So who starts Thursday, Torres?
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:18 PM
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So who starts Thursday, Torres?
I'd actually like to see Torres get one more start and Hudson get some work. It wouldn't surprise me if they just started DJ though. Carrasco, that is.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:40 PM
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I'd actually like to see Torres get one more start and Hudson get some work. It wouldn't surprise me if they just started DJ though. Carrasco, that is.

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Old 09-01-2009, 04:43 PM
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Torres is starting at Wrigley.

http://twitter.com/MDGonzales/status/3697198872
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:29 PM
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Hudson's start tonight.

3.0 IP 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K.

Was pulled after 3 innings and only 51 pitches. Not sure why just yet.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:39 PM
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Hudson's start tonight.

3.0 IP 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K.

Was pulled after 3 innings and only 51 pitches. Not sure why just yet.
They're resting him for Spring Training.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:09 PM
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I think Hudson and Freddy fight for the 5th starter role next year.
No, absolutely not. We should tip our caps and thank him for the QS he gave us and then send him on his merry way. It's time to finally move on from these re-hashes of old Sox teams. Daniel Hudson is good, play him.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:20 PM
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No, absolutely not. We should tip our caps and thank him for the QS he gave us and then send him on his merry way. It's time to finally move on from these re-hashes of old Sox teams. Daniel Hudson is good, play him.
Every team does this type of thing every year. Put a veteran guy at the back end of the rotation and hope for the best. The Twins have especially killed us with this strategy, and when their youngster is ready, they bring him up and DFA the veteran. We did it in 2005 with El Duque. The problem this year is we used TWO rotation spots this way and had no back up plan (i.e., a youngster waiting). Freddy should get an opportunity. Who knows how long his shoulder will hold up, but by then, hopefully Hudson is ready to go.
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FutureSox is hearing that Dan Hudson was pulled from his start due to an impeding promotion to Chicago, still waiting for confirmation.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:12 PM
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Very interesting.

Weird that they pulled him from a game for this. It didn't occur to the Sox before the game started that they were going to promote him?
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:48 PM
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Very interesting.

Weird that they pulled him from a game for this. It didn't occur to the Sox before the game started that they were going to promote him?

Maybe KW flipped out when Cuddyer hit the second homer, and decided to promote Hudson on the spot.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:58 PM
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Maybe KW flipped out when Cuddyer hit the second homer, and decided to promote Hudson on the spot.
Maybe that shouldn't be in teal.
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