Sounds like we will be hearing Vin saying "O DOGG" all season - we just signed him. Blake to Left, Dewitt to third now and no Manny?
Ken Gurnick theorizes as well:
It's not clear how the dominoes will fall with Hudson's addition. Blake DeWitt, the presumed heir apparent to Kent at second base, could move to third base with Casey Blake moving to left field. Or DeWitt could be squeezed out, with Juan Pierre remaining in left.
Then there's that other free agent, Manny Ramirez, who could create a real jam if he and the Dodgers ever end their stalemate.
So the Dodgers just signed an experienced second baseman and their outlook is just as murky as before. Does Hudson's presence give Ned Colletti more leverage against Scott Boras in the Ramirez negotiations? Only if you believe that .282/.346/.433 lifetime makes Manny unnecessary.
Reactions from around the Dodger blogosphere:
Did the Dodgers make a safe landing on Hudson? (Dodger Thoughts) (also: First Place, Headline Division)
Ned shortchanges future as he builds for today (True Blue L.A.)
If I Post About Orlando Three Times in a Row, Maybe He'll Appear (Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness)
Dodgers Sign Orlando Hudson To A One-Year Deal (Fire Ned Colletti Now)