According to a report from the Boston Globe, the Cubs are one of three teams lined up to sign Orlando Hudson. The Cubs, along with the White Sox and Dodgers are interested in signing the second baseman according to Nick Cafardo.
Back in October, Gordon Wittenmyer told Dave Kaplan on Sports Central that he thought Hudson could be the starting second baseman on Opening Day for the Cubs. Wittenmyer called it a ‘wild guess‘ at the time, but could there be anything to Cafardo’s report? The report in the Boston Globe indicated, “a few Cubs organizational people really want Hudson, but the impending transfer of ownership from the Chicago Tribune to Tom Ricketts may hinder GM Jim Hendry’s ability to do anything until it’s complete.”
Bruce Levine has mentioned the Cubs, and Sox, possible interest in Orlando Hudson throughout the winter. Hudson is a Type-A free agent and declined arbitration from the Diamondbacks.
According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have offered a minor league contract to Rich Aurilia that could be worth a million dollars if he makes the team. Aurilia and his agent, Barry Axelrod, sent a counterproposal Saturday night.
“Hopefully we can iron out a few things. I’m hoping to nail things down.”
Barry Axelrod indicated other teams have called about Rich Aurilia.
Kerry Wood on MLB Network
Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game from May 6, 1998 will be replayed in its entirety Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm C.T. on the MLB Network.
For those that have not seen Wood’s masterpiece from beginning to end, it was truly one of the most dominating pitching performances in the history of the game.
Pitchers and catchers report in five days.
Well….that’s the latest, and I’m sticking to it!