Was Tim Hudson the best offseason acquisition?

May 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) prepares to deliver a pitch during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) prepares to deliver a pitch during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /
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The San Francisco Giants may have made the best move of the offseason in signing Tim Hudson. Hudson joined on a two year deal for a mere 23 million dollars. It may only be May, but Hudson already seems worth every penny. Hudson has only donned the Giants uniform nine times, and has already become a fan favorite.

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He has already done some heroic things for a bay pitcher too. For instance, defeating Clayton Kershaw and leading the Giants to a series victory over their bitter division rivals, the Dodgers. His sinker ball has already become a thing of legend in the pitcher friendly AT&T Park. However, what’s most impressive is the fact he has been the ace of the Giants rotation.

A rotation containing Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain and two time Cy-Young winner, Tim Lincecum has been led by the newcomer, Tim Hudson. The Giants lead the way in the National League West with a great 30-18 record, four games ahead of the Colorado Rockies and four and a half games up on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

If the Giants, are indeed going to challenge for their third World Series in only five years, the two-year-$23-million dollar deal given to Tim Hudson in the offseason, could be one of the best free agent signings ever. Hudson, the active leader in wins is going from strength to strength with the Giants and has proven he is keen to bring the Giants back to the postseason.

Hudson has also been the most durable Giants pitcher this year. In his nine starts, Hudson has pitched a massive 63 innings. He has a 4-2 record, a 2.13 ERA a 0.88 WHIP and has only allowed 0.9 walks per nine innings. Whilst being in the pitcher friendly AT&T Park may have given him a massive helping hand, Hudson has been nothing short of remarkable this season, especially for a $23 million man.