Now that everyone is starting to calm down over the initial reports of dealing fan-favorite Carlos Gomez for JJ Hardy, it's time to evaluate the trade from several angles. á Twins
This trade from a Twins perspective is good. While Gomez is one of the best defensive outfielders in the league, he yielded playing time in center field to Denard Span and when Delmon Young started hitting late in the season, Gomez saw seldom playing time.
The Twins clearly didn't value Gomez's defense enough to make up for his putrid offense. Which obviously made him expendable.
The Twins being able to pry Hardy from the Brewers without having to give up more than Gomez looks to be an initial 'win' for Minnesota.
Hardy was once viewed as 'untouchable' with the likes of Ryan Braun and Prince Fie ...
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