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MLB: RHP Tim Hudson Close to Signing with SF Giants
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MLB: RHP Tim Hudson Close to Signing with SF Giants

Nov 18 2013, 6:27pm CST | by

Free agent right-handed starting pitcher Tim Hudson is reportedly close to signing with the San Francisco Giants.

Free agent right-handed starting pitcher Tim Hudson is reportedly close to signing with the San Francisco Giants.  This was reported no less on the Giants' official website by MLB.com's Chris Haft...

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MLB: RHP Tim Hudson Close to Signing with SF Giants

Nov 18 2013, 6:27pm CST | by

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Free agent right-handed starting pitcher Tim Hudson is reportedly close to signing with the San Francisco Giants.

Free agent right-handed starting pitcher Tim Hudson is reportedly close to signing with the San Francisco Giants. 

This was reported no less on the Giants' official website by MLB.com's Chris Haft on Nov. 18. Haft reports Hudson's deal is worth two years and that it is "appeared imminent" although the club hasn't released any official statement just yet. 

More specifically, the contract is worth around $23 million, per the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea. He also adds Hudson was in San Francisco on Nov. 18, "perhaps to have a physical." 

Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt told the Associated Press' Janie McCauley by text message,"I'm pumped. Great signing for us. Competitor and innings eater. Knows how to win!"

With Hudson on board, the Giants solidified their pitching rotation. They also re-signed starter Tim Lincecum for another two years for $35 million. Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain were already signed for the next several years, per Shea. 

Aside from added depth in the rotation, Shea believes Hudson will prove to be a good mentor for Lincecum as they have the same body type. 

Once the Giants deal becomes official, the 38-year-old Hudson will return to the Bay Area, where he was a member of the Oakland Athletics' "Big Three" alongside Barry Zito and Mark Mulder. Hudson posted a 92-39 record with a a 3.30 ERA in six seasons for Oakland. 

He was also a two-time All-Star for the Athletics and finished runner-up in the 2000 American League Cy Young Award voting. 

Hudson was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2004 for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas. He had a 113-72 record with a 3.56 ERA in nine seasons for the Braves. In 2013, Hudson posted an 8-7 record with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts before he suffered a gruesome injury when New York Mets outfielder Eric Young, Jr. inadvertently stepped on his lower right leg when trying to get the out at first base. 

Hudson was declared out for the season at that point. He also had Tommy John elbow surgery in 2009. 

 

 

 
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'Roll Tide/War Eagle' got into the Giants' World Series parade (VIDEO)

Oct 31 2014 6:57pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Somehow, Hunter Pence and Tim Hudson managed to get some college football rivalry chants going in the Giants victory parade on Friday. The San Francisco giants are still celebrating their latest World Series title after beating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 to claim their third championship in five seasons. That doesn't mean they're not celebrating this one like it's the first, which is exactly what outfielder Hunter Pence and pitcher Tim Hudson are doi ...
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3 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessi ...
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3 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessica Earnshaw, 17. The San Jose high school senior snapped of ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessica Earnshaw, 17. The San Jose high school senior snapped ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Thousands in attendance for Giants’ title parade

Oct 31 2014 4:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAN FRANCISCO — Under grey skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favourite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team’s victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall. Young girls with cellphones held high shrieked as shortstop Brandon Crawford rolled by. "He’s the best shortstop in the league," said Jessica Earnshaw, 17. The San Jose high school senior s ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Giants Parade 2014: Twitter Reaction, Photos, Videos, GIFs and More

Oct 31 2014 4:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

For the third time in five years, fans have lined the streets of San Francisco to celebrate a Giants championship. The team had 48 hours to celebrate their win over Kansas City alone before partying with their fans.  Even though winning has gotten to be old hat for the Giants in October, fans still turn out in droves to show their love, respect and appreciation. It's also comforting to see that so ...
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3 weeks ago

Giants vs. Royals: Breaking Down Historical Achievements from World Series

Oct 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It was only fitting that the back-and-forth 2014 World Series went the full seven games, and it was only fitting that the superstar of the entire playoffs propelled the San Francisco Giants to yet another title. Madison Bumgarner was the hero of the Giants’ 3-2 victory in Game 7 and the MVP of a series that was loaded with historical achievements. In an unsurprising twist, Bumgarner is at the center of plenty of that history. He became one of only two pitchers (Rawl ...
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World Series 2014: Recapping Most Memorable Moments from Giants vs. Royals Clash

Oct 30 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Instead of the Kansas City Royals ending 29 years of suffering, the San Francisco Giants captured their third World Series title in five years, winning a closely contested Game 7 to continue their trend of winning in even years. Hunter Pence put it best when he said: "Game 7 of the World Series is a gift for everyone," per MLB.com's Chris Haft. It was the perfect present to wrap up an invigorating postseason, and the final game did not disappoint. Th ...
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3 weeks ago

Bochy made all the right moves on way to title

Oct 30 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game. The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding when to take him out. Actually it wasn’t that tough. You don’t win three World Series in five years without knowing that sometimes the best buttons are the ones not pushed. The hottest pitcher on the planet wanted the ball in the one game that mattered most. Once he got it, the unassuming man just starti ...
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3 weeks ago

Bochy made all the right moves on way to title

Oct 30 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game. The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding when to take him out. Actually it wasn’t that tough. You don’t win three World Series in five years without knowing that sometimes the best buttons are the ones not pushed. The hottest pitcher on the planet wanted the ball in the one game that mattered most. Once he got it, the unassuming man just starting to get some credit as one of the great mana ...
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