Tim Hudson questions whether the Nationals have the balls to stick with the Giants

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All that really matters is the baseball, but when you have to wait a couple of days for a game, the talk tends to come to the fore. And this talk from Tim Hudson will probably get the attention of the Washington Nationals. From the Post:

“Obviously they have a talented group over there, there’s no question,” Hudson told The Post’s Barry Svrluga. “They have some great pitching. But come playoff time, talent can take you a long ways, but what do you have between your legs? That’s going to take you real far. And I think we’ve got a group in here that really has some of that.”

Hudson’s implication: The Nationals don’t. Or at least they haven’t shown it yet.

To the extent he’s equating what they “have between their legs” with playoff experience, fair enough. The Giants still have loads of guys who were in the 2010 and 2012 World Series. To the extent he’s talking about basic fortitude and manliness and all of that blah, blah, blah, I do hope he explains how that’s measured in non-subjective fashion. Because no one has ever explained that one to me.

Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.

The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.

The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.

Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.