posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 09:51 PM
Tim Hudson probably would have gotten more money by becoming a free agent. He had other things on his mind, like playing close to home for the team he
rooted for as a kid.
Hudson completed a $47-million, four-year contract extension with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, giving up the chance to go through free agency at the
end of the season.
Hudson will make $6.75 million this year. His new deal calls for a $10 million signing bonus, payable when the contract is approved by the
commissioner's office, and salaries of $4 million in 2006, $6 million in 2007 and $13 million each in 2008 and 2009.
Tim Hudson has shown he's one of the best pitchers in baseball, I hate to see him go to the Braves who are in the same division as the Phillies. He
should be even better in the National League.