Buzz: Nationals have interest in Orlando Hudson

“The Nationals still have interest in free-agent 2B Orlando Hudson,” according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com.

the market for second basemen is such that, though i am sure he doesn’t want to, hudson may be forced to yet again accept a one-year deal… the Nationals had interest in him last off season, but he signed the Dodgers… the Mets have been linked to hudson, but most people believe they first much trade Luis Castillo before making such a commitment… frankly, if the Mets are unable to find a starting pitcher, signing hudson, with or without castillo, might be the best thing they can do for their pitching staff…

…from what i understand, hudson is not going to wait around for the Mets to make an opening for him, like he did last winter… and, i think he’s been made aware that trading castillo is not likely to happen… and so, i wouldn’t be surprised if he locks in with a new team sooner than later

this off season, hudson has also been linked in rumor to the Mariners, Rockies and Red Sox…