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 on Thursday, prior to the non-tender deadline.  Rosenthal mentions that the Pirates continue to pursue Bartlett and Hardy.

Dejan Kovacevic mentioned Cedeno is his morning links, comparing Cedeno to the other backup shortstops over the past few seasons, with the note that Cedeno can actually play shortstop.  It seems that no one is projecting Cedeno to open the 2011 season as the starting shortstop....

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