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Tigers considering Orlando Hudson?

Jan 3, 2010, 3:30 PM EST

According to the Detroit Free Press, “reports have said” the Tigers are interested in having free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson replace Placido Polanco, who signed with Philadelphia last month.

We’ve seen Hudson linked to a number of teams this winter — Mets,
Phillies, Red Sox, Rockies, Mariners, Giants and Nationals — but the
Tigers haven’t been one of them. Of course, that doesn’t mean this
report isn’t true, but I haven’t found a single report that has linked
the Tigers to the 32-year-old.

It’s an unlikely scenario anyway, as the Tigers have top prospect Scott
Sizemore at the ready. Sizemore, who turns 24 on Monday, batted
.308/.389/.500 with 17 home runs and 66 RBI between Double-A Erie and
Triple-A Toledo last season. He underwent surgery to repair a fractured
left ankle in October, but there have been no reported setbacks in his
recovery.

A few of the teams mentioned above have already settled on other
options at second base, leaving a potential landing spot for Hudson
in doubt. It’s very possible that Hudson could find himself signing
another one-year contract. If his price drops far enough, the Tigers
can’t be dismissed entirely.

  1. Lionheart! - Jan 3, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Er, rumors gotta begin someplace do they not?

  2. jim graham - Jan 4, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    OH THEM TIGERS. THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT DURING CRUNCH DAYS OF THE PENNANT RACES. EVERY YEAR THEY BLOW IT BECAUSE OF STUPID MANAGERIAL MOVES AND TERRIBLE TRADES.
    HUDSON COULD HELP BUT SINCE POLANKO AND GRANDERSON SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND RAN FOR GREENER PASTURES OTHERS WILL FOLLOW AND NEWCOMERS WILL SHY AWAY. REMEMBER WHEN PUDGE RODRIGUEZ SIGNED OTHERS FOLLOWED TO DETROIT.
    THIS YEAR THEY LED ALL YEAR AND THEN BLEW IT WITH SOME QUESTIONABLE DUMB DEFENSIVE LINEUP MOVES. THEY NEED TO GET BACK TO BASICS.

  3. David Silverwood - Jan 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Do you believe that the Tigers let Polanco walk and maybe are at Hudson, boy were are the Tigers going?

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