According to this Jeff Passan article at Yahoo! Sports, Orlando Hudson has a problem with Jermaine Dye being unemployed...
"You see guys like Jermaine Dye without a job," Minnesota Twins second baseman Orlando Hudson said Monday. "Guy with [27 home runs and 81 RBIs] and can’t get a job. Pretty much sums it up right there, no? You’ve got some guys who miss a year who can come back and get $5, $6 million, and a guy like Jermaine Dye can’t get a job. A guy like Gary Sheffield, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, can’t get a job. … "We both know what it is. You’ll get it right. You’ll figure it out. I’m not gonna say it because then I’ll be in [trouble]."
O-Dog, you mad. Seriously? The reason Dye doesn't have a job is because he's black and it has nothing to do with his .179 average after the all star break last season? Or his below average defense? Or because he won't play for less than a few million dollars? I'm assuming Hudson is referring to Jim Edmonds when he talks about players who miss an entire year and then come back and get $5 million. However, Edmonds signed with the Brewers for $850,000 (with incentives that can raise the total to $2.6M), would Dye sign for that much? Apparently not. It's rumored he turned down $4M to play in Washington.
MLB.com lists 25 unsigned free agents. Of those 25, two are african-americans, Dye and Gary Sheffield. Race isn't the reason Dye is still sitting at home. Dye is watching Yo Gabba Gabba for the same reason ultra-whiteboy Jarrod Washburn is...unrealistic salary demands.