In his most recent mailbag for MLB.com, Marty Noble writes the following about free-agent 2B Orlando Hudson:
“From what I’m told, Hudson, a free agent, yearns to play for the Mets. I can’t be sure of that. I don’t know him. But what I know of him would suit the Mets’ purposes quite well. Whether or not Hudson wants to play at Citi Field, money will be a factor, and the $18 million owed Castillo can make it an issue.”
Hudson, who has missed parts of the last two seasons due hand and wrist injuries, hit .305 with 8 HR and 41 RBI in 107 games last season with the Diamondbacks.
…as i said yesterday, i believe hudson is a must sign this offseason…it’s clear the Mets have missed the energy and leadership abilities of Cliff Floyd the last two season…from what i have heard and read, hudson has many of those same clubhouse qualities…