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December 16, 2004

Georgia on his mind.: Billy Beane finally trades Tim Hudson, and sends him to the Braves.

posted by jerseygirl to baseball at 04:58 PM - 17 comments

Fucker.

posted by yerfatma at 05:29 PM on December 16

I didn't think he was going to trade within the AL.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:31 PM on December 16

Someone drew a fake little triangle beard on that photo before it was scanned. With a red PaperMate.

posted by Mayor Curley at 05:53 PM on December 16

I didn't think he was going to trade within the AL. Me neither, and definitely not to Boston or New York. *Sigh* He's a great pitcher and a nice guy, but his fate was sealed as soon as he put a deadline on an extension.

posted by dusted at 05:57 PM on December 16

*Sigh* The Braves are gonna win the NL East again.

posted by YukonGold at 06:14 PM on December 16

Wow Smoltz and Hudson--thats going to be nice 1-2 punch! Nice trade. As A twins fans, I am glad to see Hudson in the National league.

posted by daddisamm at 06:37 PM on December 16

I didn't think he was going to trade within the AL. I know, it's just hard to get excited over Matt Clement. Odalis Perez, maybe. Speaking of all that, did Kevin Millwood come down with the clap? Why doesn't he get any love this offseason?

posted by yerfatma at 07:09 PM on December 16

Great move by Atlanta. Wasn't Giles supposed to be included in this deal? That was the rumor. Holding on to Marcus makes this a solid pick-up by Atlanta. However, Cruz has always had solid stuff, and Meyer was one of Atlanta's better prospects, so its not like Oakland got nothing, but I thought Moneyball could do better. Hudson, Smoltz, Rameriez (sp?), Hampton, and Thompson. Not a bad staff. Some question marks, that could be enough to win the NL East before losing in the wildcard series. Atlanta should offer Millwood a low-ball one-year deal to see if he'd be willing to eat up innings, with the chance that St. Leo increases Millwood's market value (seems to be awfully low right now).

posted by herc at 07:23 PM on December 16

Saint Leo, indeed. I'd been waiting for a reason to share that.

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 PM on December 16

Wow, that's a great study, yer. Thanks for linking!

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:48 PM on December 16

Not to mention the fact that Charles Thomas had become a fan favorite here in the ATL. I hope he gets the chance to play everyday in Oakland (something Bobby Cox would never commit to). Welcome back to Georgia, Tim!

posted by trox at 07:53 AM on December 17

And another thing... Leo Mazzone for the hall! (Can you imagine how good Hudson can be with him as a pitching coach?)

posted by trox at 07:54 AM on December 17

And another thing... Leo Mazzone for the hall! (Can you imagine how good Hudson can be with him as a pitching coach I was thinking the same thing. No matter who the Mets put around Pedro, the one thing they dont have is Leo. Is there a better pitching coach out there??

posted by daddisamm at 09:43 AM on December 17

No matter who the Mets put around Pedro, the one thing they dont have is Leo. rick peterson ain't exactly chopped liver.

posted by goddam at 10:06 AM on December 17

I still would take Leo over Rick Peterson.

posted by daddisamm at 12:02 PM on December 17

Mike Maddux, not much of a pitcher himself always in the shadow of his brother, has had a tremendous effect as the Brewers' pitching coach. Deserves some responsibility for turning Sheets into an ace, and pulling a Mazzone with Doug Davis and Danny Kolb. That said, Leo is incredible.

posted by brewdudepa at 01:02 PM on December 17

pulling a Mazzone with Doug Davis Not to mention Victor Santos. That said, Mike Maddux has to keep doing this with different pitchers for the next 13 years before I'll put him in the same boat with Mazzone.

posted by rocketman at 01:24 PM on December 17

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