Hudson traded to Atlanta
You’d think this would be good news for the M’s. As obsessive site reloader David Corcoran reports, it’s “Cruz, Meyer, and Thomas.”
Um, which frankly… doesn’t help me so much. Dave would probably be able to give full rundowns, because… well, he’s Dave. I still can’t think straight due to some signing the M’s made.
Edit: Dave’s Not Quite Full Rundown:
I’m a big Dan Meyer fan. Been talking him up to anyone who will listen for two years. He’ll get a rap as a crafty lefty because his stuff isn’t top drawer, but it’s not bad. He throws two breaking balls and a good change. He has terrific command, keeps hitters off balance, and has smooth mechanics. He was the Braves best arm and could be pitching effectively in Oakland by May or June. I like him a lot more than Joe Blanton.
Cruz is a power arm with mediocre command who doesn’t know how to pitch. Think Salomon Torres, but with a bit more upside.
Charlie Thomas is a 4th outfielder.
Definitely not as good a haul as Edwin Jackson/Antonio Perez, and probably not enough for Hudson. The Braves gave up less for a year of Tim Hudson than the White Sox did for 2 months of Freddy Garcia.