Los Angeles Dodgers: Ronnie Belliard vs. Orlando Hudson

Posted: 21st September 2009 by kensai in MLB
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Due to the Dodgers not playing today, I guess a lot of people are making a big deal about this article by Jim Peltz about Joe Torre starting Ronnie Belliard over Orlando Hudson. It appears Orlando Hudson might no longer be the Dodgers' starting second baseman.

Manager Joe Torre sounded non-committal Sunday as recent acquisition Ronnie Belliard played in place of Hudson for the second consecutive game. I believe a large portion of the fans are clamoring for Belliard to start because of his hot hitting since he was acquired. However, there are those like Dave Cameron from FanGraphs who believe that starting Belliard would be the wrong move to make. Belliard simply is an inferior player to Hudson. His entire production bump since the trade to LA is a function of a 25% HR/FB rate t ...

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