New Year’s Catchup

January 7, 2009

Since the New Year has just begun, at least this is the first full week, it’s time to catch up on some of the things that are going on with the team.

  • They are allegedly still pursuing Adam Dunn. Dunn would do interesting things to the roster. I think the best option is to play him at first, Willingham in LF, Milledge in CF, and Dukes in RF. Perhaps, if he really sucks at first, move him to the OF and let Willingham play first. It warrants the question, what do you do with Nick Johnson, in his last year of his contract, assuming he’s able to play? Reports from the Nats, however, say that Dunn probably will end up wanting to sign elsewhere, as he’s still a relatively hot commodity.
  • Orlando Hudson is also on the list. The have a starting 2B allegedly, but Hudson is a dynamic personality and wouldn’t be a bad pickup assuming they aren’t sure Anderson Hernandez is a viable starter. I’m certainly not sure. Hudson can still hit relatively well for his position, and despite a drop in his fielding last year, he is probably still better than average. Not bad if it’s a 2 or 3 year deal. Read the rest of this entry »