I don't think I've ever said this about another Padre-but it's time to cut Hudson. Seriously, pay him his money and tell him to go away. The whole act is just tired and I can't believe he's providing anything even close to a position influence on their younger players.
I don't have any illusions that either Parrino or Carbrera are the long term answer at 2B, but at least you are going to get someone who you don't have to worry about actually trying.
I also feel bad about Stauffer. That hurts on a couple of levels.
Moseley, not as much, not that it doesn't suck any more for him. Personally, I never thought he was much more than a 2nd division filler.
They're going to have to be careful about innings here pretty quickly. You don't want to overuse the pen, or overly tax young SP's too soon.
You feel bad for Stauffer & Moseley looking like they could miss a good chunk and possibly all of the season, though that's premature at this point. Replacing those two from Kelly, Bass, Wieland and... more
Personally, I think that's jumping the gun on Hudson. I'm thinking about this from the team's perspective. What are the odds some team loses their 2b and is willing to take Hudson come June or July... more
...But work ethic and effort are something I find important. Everything I've heard about Hudson is that he is just cashing a paycheck. Everything I've seen on the field points to him not caring where ... more
to my eyes he's been giving it his all defensively this year and has made plays that he wouldn't have made if he was going about it in a lackadaisical way. I agree they need to move on soon, but he's ... more
If there aren't 20 or 30 better 2b now, that was true over the winter as well. Given our record of unloading mediocre offensive players over the past few years, I'm not holding my breath. He and... more
It will be interesting to see how the Bartlett situation resolves. I don't think his option will vest, and doubt he lasts as the starting shortstop through June. He'll be dealt along with 80% of his... more