Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Tim Hudson

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market.

Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each free agent is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they’d pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs.

In this edition: Tim Hudson.

Some relevant information regarding Hudson:

  • Has averaged 175.0 IP and 2.4 WAR over last three seasons.
  • Has averaged 2.4 WAR per 180 IP over last three seasons.
  • Recorded a 1.7 WAR in 131.1 IP in 2013.
  • Is entering his age-38 season.
  • Made $9.0M in 2013, as part of extension signed before 2010 season.

Using the form below, estimate the years and average annual dollar values both likely and ought to be received by Hudson this offseason.

Other Players: Bronson Arroyo / Carlos Beltran / A.J. Burnett / Marlon Byrd / Robinson Cano / Shin-Soo Choo / Bartolo Colon / Nelson Cruz / David DeJesus / Stephen Drew / Mark Ellis / Jacoby Ellsbury / Scott Feldman / Gavin Floyd / Matt Garza / Curtis Granderson / Roy Halladay / Jason Hammel / Dan Haren / Roberto Hernandez / Omar Infante / Adam Lind / James Loney / Brian McCann / Nate McLouth / Kendrys Morales / David Murphy / Mike Napoli / A.J. Pierzynski / Carlos Ruiz / Jarrod Saltalamacchia / Juan Uribe / Chris Young.

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9 Responses to “Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Tim Hudson”

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  1. Jason B says:

    Totally difference word?

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  2. Eric Young Jr. says:


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  3. LONNIE says:

    2 years at 10 million per year is what I would go to. I would try and get him for 2 years at 15mil total.

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  4. shawn says:

    I would be happy with a one year deal in the 5-6 range with a mutual option at 7 mill or so, given both Hudson and Braves to capitilize on a successful 2014, while also limiting the braves to only a one year deal if 2014 does not go right. Im sure he can get two or three years elsewhere, but I think is preferenace is the Braves by far

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    • TKDC says:

      I think he’ll get a one year deal with a vesting second year from the Braves. It will be something like 1 year, 8 million, with a second year at 11 million if he pitches 160 innings (perhaps a second year at 8 million, 1 million buyout if he doesn’t).

      You can look at the Braves and say that they have enough pitching, but that just simply isn’t true (see game 4 starter), and a quality average starter, which Hudson probably is, for less than 10 million, who fans love (for whatever that’s worth), is a no-brainer in my opinion.

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  5. CJ says:

    I haven’t figured out why they call his ankle injury “grisly” either. It was a season ending injury, but it’s not like his ankle was almost detached from his body. Napoleon McCallum, Jason Kendall, Joe Theisman all had grisly injuries…..not Tim.

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    • Michael says:

      Young stepped right on where your ankle is supposed to be, and after that it wasn’t where it’s supposed to be anymore. It got turned around by like 120°. To me, that’s the prime example for “grisly”…

      Back to Topic: I’d give him 1y guaranteed for 8-9, with an option (160+IP or something like that) for a second year at similar price.

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    • Kris says:

      CJ – did you actually see the replay of the injury? As far as baseball goes that’s about as ‘grisly’ as it gets.

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