John Paul Marosi of Fox Sports reported today that the Nationals are currently pursuing free-agent second baseman Orlando Hudson and are willing to offer him a two-year deal...at the right price. That right price is currently somwhere between three and nine million dollars a year, a wide range that very well may indicate just how far apart Hudson and the Nationals are:
"In looking for another middle infielder, the Nationals are prioritizing defense. That’s why they remain interested in second baseman Orlando Hudson, two major-league sources said Tuesday.
One person with knowledge of Hudson’s market believes Washington would be willing to make him a two-year offer at the right price.
If they stick with current personnel, the Nationals could move Cristian Guzman to second base and play young Ian Desmond at shortstop.
Hudson made the National League All-Star team last year but lost his starting job to Ronnie Belliard late in the season. Yet, he still won his fourth Gold Glove."