O-Dawg Hudson to the Sox?

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  1. Racehorse
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    Racehorse Shooter of Bremsstrahlung

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/features/column.aspx?sport=MLB&columnid=2&articleid=31146

    Just food for thought... :shrug:
  2. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    Awfully injury prone..
  3. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

  4. Unregistered
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    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    KW has had a boner for Hudson for like half a decade. This wouldn't be shocking.

    He always seems to eventually get the guys he's been after. Mackowiak, Griffey, Erstad, Linebrink... even if it's years after the fact, KW usually ends up getting all of his past crushes.
  5. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    I'd rather go after Figgins.
  6. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    All that money for a 2B? Pass.
  7. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    I'd rather not bank on Alexei at SS, you know?
  8. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    Who is our SS next year?
  9. Racehorse
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    Racehorse Shooter of Bremsstrahlung

    Maybe KW will trade for Khalil Greene... :shrug:
  10. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    Alexei.
  11. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    Who is our second sacker?
  12. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    No idea. Getz? FA?
  13. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    Is Getz any good really though?
  14. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Fuck Getz. I'd take Hudson as Herm would give him the business down there.
  15. Team Speed
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    Team Speed Well-Known Member

    Hey man, even after she's had 3 kids, 2 abortions, gained 100 lbs, and been divorced twice, she's still Prom Queen.

    Suck on that.
  16. Unregistered
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    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    KW is nothing if not the dude looking to fuck the prom queen at the 10 year reunion.
  17. Pig
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    Pig I Am The One Who Locks Cupcake Mod

    Can A-Rod still play SS?

    :laff:
  18. SouthAsianpalehose
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    SouthAsianpalehose Slumdog Hundred-aire


    Doubt it, but hey this is KW we're talking about.


    :kwmission:

    "If I can get him at a reasonable rate in the right circumstances, then he'll be the starting SS for the 2009 team!"


    :crazy::laff:
  19. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    I'd be fine with Getz for a year or two. It's 2B, it's not like we need a huge bat there. Get somebody in there that gets on base at a .350 or better clip, and that's plenty fine. Just don't spend a ton of money to do it.
  20. SouthAsianpalehose
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    SouthAsianpalehose Slumdog Hundred-aire

    Agreed, and besides he could play into being a good hitter anyway, like maybe a Pedroia:

    Chris Getz

    Dustin Pedroia

    :shrug:
  21. soxsince'70
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    soxsince'70 Socks Probably Smell Really Bad

    Too "ouchy" for me.I'll pass.
  22. NADA SURF
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    NADA SURF Banned

    Hudson is a good player but you won't get him for less than $11-14 mil a year. A better option would be to just try and get by with Getz at about $.5 and use the Hudson money to upgrade the pitching, and especially the bullpen. The Sox really don't have a No.1 pitcher.
  23. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    we're gonna need to :fireozzie: first.

    Chris Getz is as white as the day is long. If he were to, say, go 3-21 some week it would not do to have him benched in favor of Juan Uribe or some shit.

    Baseball Weekly (Sports Weekly, now, I guess) had a sidebar that said that the White Sox might expect some production from Beckham next year. However, he's pretty young. And he's also white.
  24. NADA SURF
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    NADA SURF Banned

    If I remember correctly, Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio were also white guys...
    If you're insisting that Ozzie won't play white guys, he stuck with Crede, Konerko, Thome and Podsednik for extended periods.

    NADA SURF added 1 Minutes and 1 Seconds later...

    Fire Ozzie?
    I think this guy deserves manager of the year for getting this shitty team up as high as it is.
    You won't be seeing Ozzie fired anyway, since his contract is up in 2012.
  25. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    Try to keep up :rolleyes:
  26. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Ozzie doesn't play YOUNG white guys, unless he has no other options.

    Grindey veterans are a special case.
  27. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    Fuck Orlando Hudson. 10+ is a monumental waste of money for that guy for this team. Let the Dodgers sign him.
  28. Racehorse
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    Racehorse Shooter of Bremsstrahlung

  29. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    Just go with Getz. By 2010 Beckham will be here anyway.
  30. The Basher
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    The Basher Victor. Echo. November.

    KennyGM pretty much said yesterday that Chris Getz is the 2009 starting 2B and compared him to a "Twins-like Grinder" that doesn't put up gaudy numbers, but does what he is asked and helps the team win games.

    I agree with his assessment. The conundrum will be if Ozzie can handle a white guy playing everyday at a middle infield position.
  31. Zoso
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    One "Twins-like grinder" isn't what this team needs. It's not the players up there that make that Twins team what it is, it's the culture (and the turf). One scrappy singles hitter in a power hitting organization like the Sox isn't gonna add anything valuable to the team. We need speedy singles guys with real talent to go along with all the power hitters--guys like Furcal and Figgins. That's how that works. If you take Punto and Span and put them here, we aren't any better than we were before. I'm willing to bet Getz would be the 5th best bunter and baserunner and situational hitter on the Twins, because that's not part of the White Sox culture from the ground up. Getz would succeed in Minnesota, but he's less likely to here.
  32. sox1970
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    sox1970 Smarter than Terry Bevington

    I like the idea of Getz being a stop-gap until Gordon Beckham is ready. If Getz plays his way into the lineup, it's even better. Then Beckham may have to learn 3B. If not, then Beckham plays SS, and Alexei goes back to 2B.

    Is it just me, or does the thought of Alexei at SS kinda scare you? I fear he'll get too flashy at SS and try to force too many stupid throws into second and first.
  33. The Basher
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    The Basher Victor. Echo. November.


    I'm not sure that was what Kenny Williams meant... He meant that he is a contact hitter, regardless of the pop in his bat, he will put the bat on the ball. This means with more speed in the lineup, Getz would be a userful weapon in hitting to the right side with a runner on second, hit and runs, bunting, etc and that he plays hard and plays good defense.

    This is all you can ask for... Chris Getz playing everyday at 2B is the least of the Sox worries. Who is the fifth starter? Who fills out the bullpen? TO where will the Sox banish Boone Logan and Mike MacDougal? WTF can be expected from Dirty 219? Etc, etc...

    Personally, I like Getz and what he is capable of and I hope he gets a fair shake.

    The Basher added 1 Minutes and 5 Seconds later...

    Could you imagine Beckham at SS and Getz at 2B?? An all-white middle infield? Ozzie's head would explode.

    Maybe in 2010 if/when Beckham arrives, Ramirez can move to CF?
  34. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    I like Getz too. A .360 OBP for the league minimum is a pretty sweet deal. If he has an adequate glove, we'll be fine there.

    He strikes me as a decent #2 hitter.
  35. Yoda
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    Yoda Eater of a 1000 Gyros

    what happened w/ his injury?

    that all kosher?
  36. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    When did this happen? If that's the case, sign me the fuck up. Pods didn't even do that when he was healthy.

    I'd expect closer to .320. And who's leading off? If we get Figgins too, I could deal with Getz, but I'd rather he hit 9th.
  37. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

  38. The Basher
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    The Basher Victor. Echo. November.

    More walks than Ks, 71% SB rate.
  39. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    If Ozzie's patient with the kid, we can expect good things from him.
  40. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    71% SB rate isn't great. I'd rather he not run. I do like that he has more BB's than K's, though. I think that makes him ideal in the #2 spot.
  41. Team Speed
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    I don't really give a fuck who plays second if they can:

    - bunt
    - score from 2nd on a single (and first on a gap double)
    - get on base at a .350 clip
  42. NADA SURF
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    Ozzie handed Brian Anderson CF in 2006.
    He played Josh Fields in 2007.
    He gave Mackowiak tons of playing time.
    His hitting coach (Greg Walker) and pitching coach (Don Cooper) are white guys.
    Ya' sure he's a racist?
  43. The Basher
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    The Basher Victor. Echo. November.

    It's better than Scott Podsednik's SB% with the Sox 111/157 @ 70%.

    *shrug*

    He's not a base stealer, though. He's a Twins-like grinder... Remember that!!! :laff:
  44. Racehorse
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    Hudson to the Tribe?

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&id=3415

    If O-Dawg signs with them, he stands a good chance of waking up their slumbering offense... I prefer Hafner & Co seeing pitches with no guys on base.
  45. sox1970
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    sox1970 Smarter than Terry Bevington

    I haven't heard a word about this guy. :shrug:
  46. Racehorse
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    Racehorse Shooter of Bremsstrahlung

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&id=3415

    wow... I would've never thought it'd have taken this long for Hudson to sign with a team.
  47. Rock Raines
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    Rock Raines The Original Dirty Thirty

    or cabrera.....
  48. y2chae
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    If Cabrera is without a team when the MLB season starts does that mean we get no draft compensation?
  49. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    I would suspect as much.
  50. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    Let's see he's

    - old enough where he's only gonna get worse
    - never was a big difference maker on any team
    - plays a relatively unimportant position
    - wants a ton of money

    And the economy sucks. It's kind of refreshing how that's put a few guys back down to earth. Abreu and Hudson asking for well beyond what they're really worth and would've gotten easily in more decadent times (2000 for instance).
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