Originally Posted by edabbs44
So you make a move for Hudson this year and then get 1.5 cheap, good years out of him. Then deal him to NY or Boston.
Well, it's not quite that easy, is it? New York or Boston won't want him at that price if he's not pitching well. And if he is, we won't want to trade him.
The main thing that bothers me about Hudson is the health issue. And that he's probably past his peak already. There's a good chance that backloaded contract becomes a major albatross, and once you have an albatross there's no guarantee you can make him someone else's problem.