A Hardy Improvement: Twins Trade Carlos Gomez to Brewers for J.J. Hardy

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Anyone who knows me knows I am a big J.J. Hardy fan. I have always liked the way he has played. So when I found out that he was traded to the Minnesota Twins today from the Milwaukee Brewers for center fielder Carlos Gomez, I thought ôWow, what a steal for the Twins.ö For the Twins to get a shortstop of the caliber of Hardy for a fourth outfielder whom manager Ron Gardenhire wanted to strangle half the time is a steal in my opinion. I know Hardy stunk last season, and, yes, he was so bad at one point he was sent to the minors (that wasnÆt all about performance). But I am convinced last year was just an aberration for Hardy. In the two years before last season, Hardy had an OPS of .786 and .821. Hardy is a perfect fit for the Twins. He is a low-key guy who can play defense. Since Hardy ...

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