February 05, 2010


News Item: Twins sign 2B Orlando Hudson

I love this signing. Love it. Like I've said before, the Twins have four guys on their roster- Nick Punto, Brendan Harris, Alexi Casilla and Matt Tolbert- that should be utility infielders on a contending team; they had to play playoff games last year with three of them in the lineup at a time.

Now, with Hudson in the fold, they can either platoon Punto and Harris at third, or start Harris and use Punto in a utility role. And third base prospect Danny Valencia should up with the big club by midseason. Plus, they add Hudson's speed and on-base percentage to the top of the lineup, and add a guy who's supposed to be just a quote machine.

Even though they've now done more in late January/early February than in the rest of the offseason put together, I'm happy with the Twins where they stand today, heading into the Target Field opening. They've got quite a good lineup top to bottom, plus seven starting pitchers as of now. And the team has a payroll just under $100 million! The Twins!

Can't wait to watch them on Fox nine times next year.

Now, sign Mauer.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 5, 2010 10:40 AM
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