According to numerous sources, right handed starting pitcher Tim Hudson has agreed to a two year, $23 million dollar deal with the San Francisco Giants. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the language of the contract is still being worked out.
Hudson, 38, was rumored to favor a return to the Braves, but it was reported recently that he would also consider signing with a team on the west coast – which is what he reportedly did earlier today.
Before a gruesome season ending injury to his ankle/leg that was suffered while covering first base against the Mets last August, Hudson put together another solid season. In 131.1 innings pitched, Hudson allowed 120 hits, and posted an ERA of 3.97 to go along with a 1.19 WHIP.
Along with Scott Kazmir and Josh Johnson, Hudson was the free agent pitcher I felt it made the most sense for the Mets to pursue. That makes this the first signing of the offseason that it actually stung to read about. I think Hudson would’ve been a great fit here.
Two things are unknown.
The first, is whether the Mets engaged Hudson or his agents in discussion. The second, is whether Hudson would’ve considered signing with the Mets in the event they did show interest.
It would be nice to find out answers to the above questions in the coming days.