Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports 
Not even mid-November yet and we’re already into the “do they like him or do they like like him?” phase of free agency. With the Red Sox and Tim Hudson, they seem to like like him, reports Jon Heyman.
Heyman adds that the Sox are “big admirers” of Hudson and that they “really want him.”
He’s a free agent pitcher who neither will require a really long contract nor has a qualifying offer attached to him, thereby not costing a would-be signing team a draft pick.
And he’s still a decent pitcher at age 38, having gone 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts last year.