Thinking Out Loud: Orlando Hudson to the Cubs?

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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A few days ago, I talked about the limited interest Orlando Hudson was receiving thus far on the free agent market (which included some great comments about possible landing spots for Hudson!). That same day, the Cubs traded away Milton Bradley for Carlos Silva , in a swap of horrible contracts that frees up some money for the Cubs to spend. The Mariners threw in $9 million dollars in the deal, and around $5 million of that will be applied this season, which means the Cubs now have some limited payroll flexibility to work with. Conventional wisdom would suggest that the Cubs are now set to go after Marlon Byrd to replace Bradley in the outfield and potentially pursue a relief pitcher with closing experience (Matt Capps?) out of the bullpen. The Cubs are in the market for a centerfielder ...

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