To the certain chagrin of his legions of awestruck followers among Met fans, the Legendary Orlando “Gritty Mc” Hudson has apparently signed with the Minnesota Twins.
We thank Tim Dierkes of MLBTR for this breaking news, as he quotes Curtis Kitchen of WHB Radio in Kansas City.
The Twins will now instantly shoot to the very top of everyone’s prognostications as AL champ; the influence Hudson exerted for the Dodgers after being benched down the stretch last year was clearly what propelled them into the playoffs.
Met fans can heave a gargantuan sigh of relief that Hudson signed with an AL team, as had the Nats grabbed him, we certainly would be looking at a fifth place finish; with Gritty out of the NL east for sure, the Mets now clearly still have a fighting chance to finish 4th.
However, we will see the Legend up close and personal for three games when the Twins visit Citi the last weekend of June. If Hudson is still starting then, it should be a pleasure to see this clubhouse giant, this postseason king, this grit magnet, this first-ballot Hall of Famer who has triggered two of the biggest free agent bidding wars in baseball history the last two years, racing around the field in his inimitable way.