All posts tagged "JJ Hardy"

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    Should the Pirates Make a Move?

    At the beginning of this month, I talked about how the Pirates weren't winning against good teams, and were just beating up on bad teams.  I mentioned that with a June schedule which included the Philadelphia Phillies (34-22 at the time), Arizona Diamondbacks (31-25), Cleveland Indians (33-20), Boston Red Sox (30-26), and...

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    J.J. Hardy Traded to Orioles

    The Orioles have acquired J.J. Hardy. The Baltimore Orioles have acquired shortstop J.J. Hardy from the Minnesota Twins, with the deal expected to be announced in about an hour.  That leaves the Pittsburgh Pirates without a shortstop upgrade, after Jason Bartlett was traded to the San Diego Padres yesterday. This marks the...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

    Rodriguez is one of the top options available in the Rule 5 draft. Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to.  Day four will almost certainly bring at...

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    Wednesday Shortstop Updates

    The Pirates are involved in trade talks for Hardy and Bartlett. A lot of updates today on the two top shortstops available on the market, J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett, with the Pittsburgh Pirates involved with both players. The J.J. Hardy sweepstakes seems to be down to the Baltimore Orioles and the...

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    Trade Rumors: Doumit, Hanrahan, Meek, Pitchers

    The Pirates would love to trade Doumit. Dejan Kovacevic has an update from the Winter Meetings, looking at some news and rumors on the internal trade possibilities: -Kovacevic says that the Pirates would love to trade Ryan Doumit.  That should come as no surprise, since Doumit will make $5.1 M next year...

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to the meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to a lot of free agents, but have yet to make a move, outside of letting a few players from...

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    Pirates Tried to Trade for Hardy on Thursday

    The Pirates tried to trade for Hardy on Thursday. It seems like a certainty that the Pittsburgh Pirates will try to upgrade their starting shortstop position in 2011.  We've heard that the team is interested in J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett.  Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates tried to trade for Hardy...

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    Pirates Will Still Look to Upgrade Shortstop

    The Pirates are still looking to upgrade at shortstop. Yesterday there were some questions as to whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would still pursue a shortstop upgrade after signing Ronny Cedeno to a one year deal with a 2012 option.  Jennifer Langosch mentions today that the team will still look to upgrade the...

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    Hardy Tendered by Twins, Could Still Be Moved

    The Twins tendered Hardy a contract, although he could still be traded. The Minnesota Twins tendered shortstop J.J. Hardy a contract, which wasn't totally unexpected.  There was talk earlier in the week that the Twins would take this action, and it doesn't necessarily mean that Hardy will be in Minnesota for the...

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    Non-Tender Deadline Preview

    The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team's non-tender candidate can be another team's treasure.  The Pirates shouldn't have any...

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