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Thread: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy

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    ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy

    Yonder Alonso for JJ Hardy?

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/insid...ory?id=6756665

    The article is Insider, so obviously I can't post it.

    Thoughts? Would you do it? Why or why not? Also, the article does acknowledge Cozart, but don't think he's as good as Hardy.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 07-12-2011 at 03:19 AM.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    No. I am not a Hardy fan. ESPN is brutal anyway.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Translation: Orioles Fan Who Works For ESPN Thinks Reds Should Trade Alonso For Hardy.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    No. I am not a Hardy fan. ESPN is brutal anyway.
    How come? 4 win SSs aren't all that common.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    I'm with Cozart.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    How come? 4 win SSs aren't all that common.
    Look at Hardy's career numbers and not just this year. Yuck.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Translation: Orioles Fan Who Works For ESPN Thinks Reds Should Trade Alonso For Hardy.
    Don't think so. The writer is a New Yorker and a big Yankees fan.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Don't think so. The writer is a New Yorker and a big Yankees fan.
    It was just a joke based on how absurd the suggestion is.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    It was just a joke based on how absurd the suggestion is.
    What makes it absurd?

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    What makes it absurd?
    We clearly need to get more for Alonso than Hardy IMO. Also, if we're trading Alonso, I want a LF. We might have our SS of the future. We certainly don't have a LF of the future. (Unless it's Heisey.)

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Or Alonso.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Anyone know if Hardy is a Type A or B free agent as of now? I can't seem to find that online.

    If he ends up being a Type A, does that change your position?

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Or Alonso.
    True. I guess I'm still not convinced about his glove ... but after years of watching Adam Dunn and Jonny Gomes I probably won't even notice.

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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    I love the idea of Hardy, but now that Cozart is finally up, I think SS is adequate. I'll even consider that Hardy may be an upgrade, but the Reds major bullets need to go toward the rotation and finding somebody to hit in the middle of the order. Even if Hardy is a big upgrade, he doesn't really address either of those needs. If the Reds could get a rental of Hardy for a lesser package of suspects (much like what the Reds got for Adam Dunn) I'd be all over it. Something along the lines of Maloney, Lotzkar and Valaika would be better. They could have Janish if they need a glove at SS with Hardy gone, But Alonso, Grandal, Heisey etc have to bring back something that fills one of those other spots. Perhaps if Guthrie (who the Reds would control in 2012) was included (along with the cash to pay these guys) I might add Alonso, but as others have pointed out, Guthrie is trending the wrong way as the season progresses and there have been whispers of back issues, so he'd have to prove healthy. If he is healthy he's an upgrade IMO.
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    Re: ESPN says the Reds should trade Alonso for Hardy straight up

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    How come? 4 win SSs aren't all that common.
    Bump this when Hardy has another 4 WAR full season and I will glady tip my hat to you. But until then, surely you jest.


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