So the Doyers, Skankees, Gnats, and New Jersey Mets are interested in Orlando Hudson. I can't figure out why he's still unsigned, I mean he hits well, has three gold gloves, what's not to love?
In fact, as I look at him, he seems to be what we hope Howie Kendrick becomes. Now it puts a cold plum pit of worry and sorrow in my heart to think this way cause Howie's one of my favorite Angels, but my brother and I were talking, and it got me wondering:
Why not sign Orlando Hudson with a little of that cash we were gonna lather all over U-Haul Teix and package Howie with a couple of our "not quite closers", "not quite catchers" and "not quite shortstop/third basemen".... and maybe an outfielder like Willits and get an ace for the staff and a first baseman? We could offer to rebuild the Padres for Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez perhaps... there are any number of teams that, with a huge enough infusion of young talent that we can't gainfully employ in Anahiem, would be willing to part with the two or so established stars we need right now to go toe to toe with the Bosux and Skankees.
I mean, I don't know, I'm actually happy to sit back and see what Johnny Rivers, Mike "The Mountain with No Neck" Napoli, Howie, and Kendry can do with a big pile of at bats. I also feel that Vlad's done limping around now and is due to start swingin and smiling again. If things break right this year and a couple of these "could be" players start living up to the hype we may forget Teix's name by July.
Still if you're one of those folks who feels SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! then why not go with this plan?