Jul 11, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) pitches in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: San Francisco Giants making Tim Hudson a 'chief target'?


The San Francisco Giants’ front office seems to have a firm grasp on what they’re doing.

Winners of two of the past four World Series’, the Giants have built their championship squads around pitching. It’s a tactic they’re apparently attempting to do again as San Francisco has reportedly locked on to free agent starter Tim Hudson, who began his career in the Bay Area as a member of the Oakland Athletics.

Hudson, who missed a large portion of the 2013 season after suffering a broken ankle has drawn heavy interest from around the league, though San Francisco’s cavernous ballpark could prove to be a tipping point for Hudson as he explores his free agency options.

Interested or not, the Giants, according to Hank Schulman, have made the veteran right hander a ‘chief target’ of their offseason:

One of the Giants’ chief pitching targets is Tim Hudson. Two potential obstacles to signing him appear to be non-issues now. First, sources said, the Alabama native and Georgia resident is willing to move across the country again to pitch for the right team. Second, the Braves apparently offered him a contract with a significantly smaller salary than he earned last year, one he is not inclined to accept.

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