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Washington Nationals: Orlando Hudson Or Orlando Cabrera?

Orlando Cabrera, one of two infield options, (along with Adam Kennedy), that the Washington Nationals were reportedly considering should they be unable to sign their prime target, free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson, was, according to's Ken Rosenthal's Tweet last night, " ...deciding between offers from (the) #Reds and #Rockies."'s Bill Ladson, while acknowledging the Nationals' primary interest was in Hudson in an article entitled, "Nationals among Cabrera's suitors", inserted the Nationals into the chase for 35-year-old Cabrera, writing that Hudson's, "...asking price continues to be too high, according to a baseball source," so the Nationals were still, "... in the running for free-agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera, another Major League source confirmed to on Thursday night."

In an update of's Buzz: Latest from the MLB offseason" by Ken Rosenthal, which was subtitled, "Indians trying to make room for Hudson", Mr. Rosenthal spins a hypothetical situation in which he speculates that the Indians could trade starter Fausto Carmona, " clear money for free-agent second baseman Orlando Hudson," though he acknowledges that, "...the possibility is unlikely to come to fruition, according to major-league sources." Could Manny Acta really steal Hudson out from under the Nationals' noses? Ridiculous right...but I seem to remember's Ken Rosenthal throwing out one of these crazy hypothetical trade scenarios a few days before another big deal this winter...hmmm? According to Mr. Rosenthal, "The Nationals are widely perceived to be the front-runner (for Hudson), but the Twins also are interested and other clubs are in the mix." 

•'s Tom Reese asked a group of internet writers covering the Nationals to decide which infielder, Orlando Hudson or Orlando Cabrera was best for the Washington infield in an article entitled, "We Forced Nationals Bloggers To Choose: Orlando Hudson Or Orlando Cabrera?", where five of the six writers asked chose the same option...(ed. note - "I chose Hudson...Also, I'll be appearing on's radio show this afternoon at 1:00 pm EST, I'll let anyone who's interested now if it streams live or is archived...")