Hardy is the best option available to upgrade the Pirates at shortstop.
A few updates on the shortstop front today:
-The Pirates were never linked to him, and it was only my wish list, but Ryan Theriot was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, in exchange for Blake Hawksworth.
-Jon Paul Morosi reports that the San Francisco Giants have increased their pursuit of Jason Bartlett, and are one of the most serious suitors for the Tampa Bay shortstop.
-Morosi also mentions that the Minnesota Twins aren't trying to negotiate an extension with J.J. Hardy, and that this means it's likely a trade or a one year tender for the shortstop.
-The Padres, Orioles, Pirates, and Giants are the remaining teams looking for a shortstop. The trade market includes Bartlett, Hardy, and Marco Scutaro o...
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