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Birth Date8-19-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 1 months, 3 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 MIL 22 124 427 372 46 92 22 1 9 143 44 48 1 2 8 50 0 0 .247 .327 .384 .247 11.5 -5.1 0.7
2006 MIL 23 35 139 128 13 31 5 0 5 51 10 23 0 1 0 14 1 1 .242 .295 .398 .238 1.5 -0.1 0.1
2007 MIL 24 151 638 592 89 164 30 1 26 274 40 73 1 1 4 80 2 3 .277 .323 .463 .254 21.1 1.6 2.2
2008 MIL 25 146 629 569 78 161 31 4 24 272 52 98 1 2 5 74 2 1 .283 .343 .478 .280 39.4 5.2 4.5
2009 MIL 26 115 465 414 53 95 16 2 11 148 43 85 2 5 1 47 0 1 .229 .302 .357 .231 6.2 6.9 1.3
2010 MIN 27 101 375 340 44 91 19 3 6 134 28 54 0 4 3 38 1 1 .268 .320 .394 .251 11.3 2.1 1.4
2011 BAL 28 129 567 527 76 142 27 0 30 259 31 92 2 5 2 80 0 0 .269 .310 .491 .272 30.6 6.7 4.0
2012 BAL 29 158 713 663 85 158 30 2 22 258 38 106 3 2 7 68 0 0 .238 .282 .389 .229 7.9 21.5 3.1
2013 BAL 30 159 644 601 66 158 27 0 25 260 38 73 0 2 3 76 2 1 .263 .306 .433 .268 25.6 -12.2 1.5
2014 BAL 31 141 569 529 56 142 28 0 9 197 29 104 4 4 52 0 0 .268 .309 .372 .256 18.2 1.6 2.2
2015 BAL 32 114 437 411 45 90 14 0 8 128 20 88 0 4 2 37 0 0 .219 .253 .311 .209 -6.7 -2.1 -0.9
2016 BAL 33 115 438 405 43 109 29 0 9 165 26 68 0 6 1 48 0 0 .269 .309 .407 .246 11.6 5.3 1.7
2017 BAL 34 73 268 254 24 55 13 1 4 82 12 48 1 0 1 24 0 1 .217 .255 .323 .197 -7.8 5.8 -0.2
Career156163095805718148829114188237141196015383768889.256.305.408.248170.537.321.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2001 OGD Rk 35 144 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HDS A+ 84 364 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HUN AA 38 160 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .248 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HUN AA 114 485 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IND AAA 26 112 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 124 427 .247 .261 .328 .417 .258 .262 100 -5.9 12.3 5.6 -5.1 -0.4 11.5 0.7 11.5 0.7
2006 MIL MLB 35 139 .238 .270 .333 .443 .268 .257 92 -3.4 4.2 1.9 -0.1 -1.1 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2007 MIL MLB 151 638 .254 .270 .334 .436 .263 .279 104 -4 18.9 8.7 1.6 -2.6 21.1 2.2 21.1 2.2
2008 MIL MLB 146 629 .280 .261 .329 .416 .261 .305 100 13.3 18.2 8.3 5.2 -0.4 39.4 4.5 39.4 4.5
2009 MIL MLB 115 465 .231 .263 .332 .418 .264 .260 98 -14.2 13.4 6.1 6.9 0.9 6.2 1.3 6.2 1.3
2009 NAS AAA 18 74 .262 .264 .335 .421 .275 .241 93 0.2 2.2 1 -1.2 -0.4 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
2010 MIN MLB 101 375 .251 .258 .324 .401 .253 .299 109 -3.5 10.3 4.8 2.1 -0.3 11.3 1.4 11.3 1.4
2010 BLT A 3 12 .183 .251 .338 .372 .251 .250 104 -0.9 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 BAL MLB 129 567 .272 .252 .316 .397 .257 .273 105 6.8 15.3 7 6.7 1.5 30.6 4.0 30.6 4.0
2011 NOR AAA 3 12 .265 .273 .348 .421 .270 .250 91 0.1 0.4 0 0.1 -0.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 158 713 .229 .253 .314 .409 .259 .253 104 -21.5 19.5 9 21.5 0.9 7.9 3.1 7.9 3.1
2013 BAL MLB 159 644 .268 .257 .319 .411 .268 .263 99 4.7 16.9 7.8 -12.2 -3.8 25.6 1.5 25.6 1.5
2014 BAL MLB 141 569 .256 .251 .309 .390 .261 .317 99 -2.3 14.7 6.8 1.6 -0.9 18.2 2.2 18.2 2.2
2015 BAL MLB 114 437 .209 .254 .313 .410 .260 .257 109 -21.8 11.8 5.4 -2.1 -2.1 -6.7 -0.9 -6.7 -0.9
2015 BOW AA 3 12 .236 .248 .301 .352 .247 .400 103 -0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 BAL MLB 115 438 .246 .254 .318 .421 .258 .299 107 -6.1 12.4 5.7 5.3 -0.4 11.6 1.7 11.6 1.7
2016 BOW AA 3 12 .277 .271 .342 .413 .271 .400 114 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2017 BAL MLB 73 268 .197 .253 .318 .421 .257 .252 107 -17.7 7.8 3.6 5.8 -1.5 -7.8 -0.2 -7.8 -0.2
2017 NOR AAA 9 31 .369 .238 .308 .373 .245 .286 86 3.7 0.9 0.3 -0.1 -0.6 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 OGD Rk 144 20 31 5 0 2 15 15 12 1 2 .248 .322 .336 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HUN AA 160 14 33 7 0 1 13 9 19 1 2 .228 .266 .297 .069 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HDS A+ 364 53 98 19 1 6 48 19 38 9 3 .293 .330 .409 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HUN AA 485 67 116 26 0 12 62 58 54 6 4 .279 .368 .428 .149 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IND AAA 112 17 28 10 0 4 20 9 8 0 0 .277 .336 .495 .218 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 427 46 92 22 1 9 50 44 48 0 0 .247 .327 .384 .137 .247 11.5 -5.1 0.7
2006 MIL MLB 139 13 31 5 0 5 14 10 23 1 1 .242 .295 .398 .156 .238 1.5 -0.1 0.1
2007 MIL MLB 638 89 164 30 1 26 80 40 73 2 3 .277 .323 .463 .186 .254 21.1 1.6 2.2
2008 MIL MLB 629 78 161 31 4 24 74 52 98 2 1 .283 .343 .478 .195 .280 39.4 5.2 4.5
2009 NAS AAA 74 7 18 2 0 4 12 3 9 0 0 .254 .284 .451 .197 .262 2.9 -1.2 0.2
2009 MIL MLB 465 53 95 16 2 11 47 43 85 0 1 .229 .302 .357 .128 .231 6.2 6.9 1.3
2010 BLT A 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 .183 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
2010 MIN MLB 375 44 91 19 3 6 38 28 54 1 1 .268 .320 .394 .126 .251 11.3 2.1 1.4
2011 NOR AAA 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .222 .417 .222 .000 .265 0.4 0.1 0.1
2011 BAL MLB 567 76 142 27 0 30 80 31 92 0 0 .269 .310 .491 .222 .272 30.6 6.7 4.0
2012 BAL MLB 713 85 158 30 2 22 68 38 106 0 0 .238 .282 .389 .151 .229 7.9 21.5 3.1
2013 BAL MLB 644 66 158 27 0 25 76 38 73 2 1 .263 .306 .433 .170 .268 25.6 -12.2 1.5
2014 BAL MLB 569 56 142 28 0 9 52 29 104 0 0 .268 .309 .372 .104 .256 18.2 1.6 2.2
2015 BOW AA 12 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .083 .236 0.0 0.2 0.0
2015 BAL MLB 437 45 90 14 0 8 37 20 88 0 0 .219 .253 .311 .092 .209 -6.7 -2.1 -0.9
2016 BAL MLB 438 43 109 29 0 9 48 26 68 0 0 .269 .309 .407 .138 .246 11.6 5.3 1.7
2016 BOW AA 12 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .364 .417 .364 .000 .277 0.4 0.4 0.1
2017 NOR AAA 31 6 5 1 0 1 3 9 7 0 0 .227 .452 .409 .182 .369 4.4 -0.1 0.4
2017 BAL MLB 268 24 55 13 1 4 24 12 48 0 1 .217 .255 .323 .106 .197 -7.8 5.8 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 2339 0.5242 0.4062 0.8179 0.5392 0.2597 0.8790 0.6782 0.1821 1151 0.005535
2009 1831 0.4981 0.3774 0.8003 0.4715 0.2840 0.8907 0.6513 0.1997 963 0.010019
2010 1478 0.5291 0.3890 0.8452 0.5064 0.2572 0.9141 0.6927 0.1548 778 0.006303
2011 2144 0.5345 0.4188 0.8497 0.5079 0.3166 0.9124 0.7342 0.1503 1087 0.008638
2012 2779 0.5095 0.4030 0.8625 0.5169 0.2847 0.9262 0.7423 0.1375 1419 -0.001277
2013 2395 0.5219 0.4150 0.8602 0.5456 0.2725 0.9179 0.7340 0.1398 1183 -0.002782
2014 2218 0.5284 0.3954 0.8039 0.4966 0.2820 0.9124 0.5898 0.1961 1148 -0.002944
2015 1788 0.5056 0.3949 0.8215 0.5022 0.2851 0.9141 0.6548 0.1785 948 -0.001984
2016 1786 0.5325 0.3634 0.8475 0.4690 0.2431 0.9148 0.6995 0.1525 0 0.000000
2017 994 0.5322 0.3873 0.8078 0.5085 0.2495 0.8848 0.6293 0.1922 0 0.000000
Career197520.52090.39720.83410.50870.27580.90820.68610.1659959.59030.002

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-06 2014-09-12 DTD 6 5 - Low Back Spasms -
2014-09-02 2014-09-02 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-08-10 2014-08-15 DTD 5 3 Left Thumb Sprain -
2014-04-21 2014-04-23 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-04-06 2014-04-12 DTD 6 5 - Low Back Spasms - -
2014-04-04 2014-04-05 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-08-17 2013-08-19 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-05-08 2013-05-08 DTD 0 0 - Elbow Inflammation Lateral Epicondylitis - -
2012-07-26 2012-07-26 DTD 0 0 - Trunk Contusion Ribs HBP - -
2012-05-23 2012-05-25 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-03-27 2012-03-30 Camp 3 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Injection - -
2012-03-22 2012-03-24 Camp 2 0 Right Arm Soreness - -
2011-08-05 2011-08-08 DTD 3 3 Left Ankle Soreness - -
2011-04-10 2011-05-10 15-DL 30 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique In Different Place -
2011-04-07 2011-04-09 DTD 2 1 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2010-09-26 2010-09-30 DTD 4 4 Knee Soreness -
2010-08-12 2010-08-17 DTD 5 4 Left Wrist Soreness -
2010-06-07 2010-07-03 15-DL 26 23 Left Wrist Contusion -
2010-06-05 2010-06-06 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Soreness -
2010-05-05 2010-05-25 15-DL 20 17 Left Wrist Sprain -
2010-04-29 2010-04-30 DTD 1 1 Sprain Turf Toe -
2010-03-14 2010-03-21 Camp 7 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2009-07-12 2009-07-13 DTD 1 1 Shoulder Soreness Clavicle -
2009-05-23 2009-05-27 DTD 4 4 Low Back Spasms -
2009-05-13 2009-05-13 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Headache -
2009-04-15 2009-04-17 DTD 2 1 Mid Back Tightness -
2008-09-25 2008-09-25 DTD 0 0 Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2008-06-12 2008-06-18 DTD 6 5 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2008-03-17 2008-03-31 Camp 14 0 General Medical Illness Bacterial Infection -
2007-07-03 2007-07-05 DTD 2 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-06-21 2007-06-25 DTD 4 3 Low Back Soreness -
2007-06-19 2007-06-19 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Soreness Hip Flexor -
2006-05-17 2006-10-01 60-DL 137 122 Right Ankle Surgery Deltoid Ligament and Torn Peroneal Retinaculum 2006-07-20
2006-03-15 2006-03-21 Camp 6 0 Low Back Spasms -
2005-09-16 2005-09-20 DTD 4 3 Right Sprain Turf Toe -
2004-03-16 2004-03-16 Camp 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2004-03-09 2004-09-18 Minors 193 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Multiple Labrum Tears From Dislocation 2004-05-28

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BAL $14,000,000
2016 BAL $12,500,000
2015 BAL $11,500,000
2014 BAL $7,916,667
2013 BAL $7,416,667
2012 BAL $7,416,667
2011 BAL $5,850,000
2010 MIN $5,100,000
2009 MIL $4,650,000
2008 MIL $2,650,000
2007 MIL $400,000
2006 MIL $355,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$79,755,001
12 yrTotal$79,755,001

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 164 dLagardere Unlimited3 years/$22.25M (2012-14)

Details
  • 3 years/$40M (2015-17), plus 2018 option. Signed extension with Baltimore 10/9/14. 15:$11.5M, 16:$12.5M, 17:$14M, 18:$14M club option, $2M buyout. Option for 2018 guaranteed if Hardy 1) has 600 plate appearances in 2017 or 1,150 PAs in 2016-17 and 2) passes physical after 2017 season. Option for 2018 guaranteed with trade. Annual performance bonuses: $0.35M each for 125, 135 games started, with money paid on July 1 four years after bonus is earned. Undisclosed amount of salary is deferred. Baltimore declined 2018 option 11/3/17.
  • 3 years/$22.25M (2012-14). Signed extension with Baltimore 7/17/11. $1.25M signing bonus. 12:$7M, 13:$7M, 14:$7M. 2013, 2014 salaries both increase by $0.5M with All-Star, Silver Slugger or top 10 in MVP vote in 2012. 2014 salary increases by $1M with All-Star, Silver Slugger or top 10 in MVP vote in 2012 and 2013. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 8 clubs). $0.25M assignment bonus if traded. Escalators based on awards, performance.
  • 1 year/$5.85M (2011). Signed by Baltimore 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2010). Signed by Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Minnesota 12/9/10 (Twins paid Orioles $0.5M in deal).
  • 1 year/$4.65M (2009). Re-signed 1/12/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Milwaukee 11/6/09.
  • 1 year/$2.65M (2008). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/15/08 (avoided arbitration, $3.05M-$2.4M).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2007). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2006). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/05.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2001 (2-56) (Sabino HS, Tucson, Ari.). $0.735M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .247 .299 .387 .246
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .294 .382 .239
11 vs U (Multi) .000 .000 .000 .000
18 Split (Multi) .012 -.005 -.005 -.008
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .269 .331 .452 .276
31 vs R (2016) .270 .302 .393 .236
31 vs U (2016) .000 .000 .000 .000
38 Split (2016) .001 -.029 -.059 -.040
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name three AL Only players you'd go hunting for because their early season performance is making them great Buy Low targets?
(conjoinedtwins from Toronto)
Hmmm. Moustakas has been killing the ball, with one of the league's best average exit velos and improvement to his already-stellar contact rate. He's a guy that hits his share of fly balls and tends to run a poor BABIP, but the .232 rate he's posted to date doesn't jive with how he's hitting the ball. Won't be buying "low," but he makes for a more solid investment than a fellow owner may give credit at this time and is a "take him off the hands of someone who's trying to sell high" candidate. And then scared to say it out loud, but J.J. Hardy's been hitting the ball better than he has in a long time, may be marginal upside there for the likely rock-bottom price you'll have to pay for him. Given still-low bar for passable SS/MI offense could be an easy option in deeper leagues. And then Brad Miller's been struggling mightily with his approach and expanding the zone, but when he *has* made contact it's been much better than his results. I liked him pre-season, still optimistic he rights the ship: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28395 (Wilson Karaman)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Do the O's re-sign J.J. Hardy?
(John from CT)
Wouldn't surprise me if they did, but I don't have any inside information here. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)With J.J. Hardy's pending free agency, could the Cubs look to move Castro for one of the Orioles' top arms?
(nottes from MD)
Anything is possible. Part of me would like to believe the Orioles would entertain moving Machado back to third base, but I know that's unlikely. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Manny Machado returns to SS after JJ Hardy's contract ends at the end of this season? I remember that being the line of thinking in the MLB community a year or two ago, but Machado has played some good defense at 3B since he's been moved there. Does he stick at 3B or is a move to SS still possible? Where does he end up for Opening Day 2015?
(Rob from Oklahoma)
We have multiple Manny Machado to shortstop questions, so let's cover those here.

I'm not convinced Machado will move back to shortstop anymore, in large part because I'm not convinced the Orioles will let J.J. Hardy walk. Now, if they do, then maybe they go after one of the third basemen available this winter and slide Machado to shortstop. I know that's a ticky-tack answer, but I don't have any insight into their plans and I don't think there's a clear best approach here. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Better player over their career: Machado or Profar ? Does Machado ever get a shot at SS and if he does how long can he stay there ?
(tbwhite from San Deigo)
Tough question. I'll go with Machado. And yes, I think he'll play shortstop when J.J. Hardy's contract is up (after 2014), if not sooner, and that he could stick there until, let's say, his late-20s. Might take just as long for Profar to get a shot at playing short regularly. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)can the brewers win with yuniesky at SS?
(BStephen from milwaukee)
It can be done, especially if FRAA's sunny take on his 2010 defensive performance carries over to this season. Of course, I'd like their chances better if J.J. Hardy were still around. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Great articles so far this postseason CK. In fact I've enjoyed the entire BP approach to each game/series (with the preview, pitch matchups, and recaps). What do you see this offseason for the O's? Rangers or Giants?
(McNulty from Baltimore)
Thanks McNulty, the compliment's appreciated. I know that I love writing about individual games, and maybe it was early exposure to Okrent's "Nine Innings," but then I think using a game as a vehicle for shuttling between macro and micro theme-wise is interesting in itself. And the stuff that Matt and Eric and the rest of the team have been bringing to the table has been an enhancement I've appreciated as much as the audience.

For the O's... well, hopefully some learning from the mistakes of the recent past. Garrett Atkins was a few million they could have more usefully invested in inner-city baseball, because that would have done more to earn or retain fans than one broke-bat ex-Rockie. "Stay the course" isn't much consolation, though, but with Showalter skippering the squad, I'm more interested to see who he decides has value from among the talent they have on hand. If there's a FA I'd like to see them pursue, it's J.J. Hardy, because they shouldn't settle for the likes of Izturis this time around. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do the Redbirds turn to for inexpensive middle-infield help? With the Pujols situation looming, I'm guessing they won't have lots of money to spend.
(Matt from Chicago)
I'm willing to invest a measure of faith in Daniel Descalso at second base, which allows them to skip the now obviously abortive Schumaker experiment at the keystone. Which really leaves them shopping for shortstops, and the market's pretty weak on that score if you consider Jeter's not really in play. It's probably J.J. Hardy or bust, which is OK--you're the Cardinals, and you exploit the advantages of playing in front of the game's best fans in a fine park, playing with some of the best players in baseball while having a legit shot at contention. Haggle, sign, enjoy. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, what can the Reed Sox do to improve on this year's result? Obviously they won plenty of regular-season games and they don't have many real deficiencies, but that playoff series left a bad taste in my mouth.
(Dr. Wayne Pitcher from Castro Valley, CA)
A bad taste? Maybe it's my being an A's fan, but between the burgeoning promise of Texas, the Mariners' interesting volte-face, and the Angels' present reign, I very much liked seeing the AL West school an East beast and remind people that baseball is not merely about the same two teams the networks go gooey for. I think the Red Sox really do have to find an answer for left field, because the division's going to be too tight next year for them to be able to just settle for a placeholder or give Josh Reddick a developmental year. There are no good answers at shortstop as far as free agency, so it's either settle for what they have or talk to the Brewers about how to get J.J. Hardy. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Michael Bowden for J.J. Hardy deal work?
(Dr. Wayne Pitcher from Castro Valley, CA)
It very well might, but if I were the Brewers, I'd ask for something extra. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)J.J. Hardy to the Red sox makes a lot of sense, no? What would this do to his fantasy value?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
He would leave the NL, but he would also enter the best park for doubles in the majors. I think he'd do pretty alright for himself, and the Red Sox would be a much better team for it. Hardy is part of my personal plan to make the Red Sox a more well-rounded club in 2010. Matt Holliday is another obvious part of that, given his glove and similarity to Bay with the bat. (Marc Normandin)
2008-10-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Homer Bailey for JJ Hardy - reasonable deal?
(kingofstyle from NY)
Me, I wouldn't take Bailey for a J.J. Hardy rookie card, let alone Hardy himself, at least right now. Hardy's been worth about 14 WARP3 the past two years, and while the Brewers have a prospect in Alicedes Escobar, if they're going to trade their starting SS for pitching, they've got to get back somebody who's much more developed, a surer bet. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Thanks for answering. In retrospect, how did your picks of NRA's work out? Also - I drafted both Maybin and Longoria this year in my main pool (non-keeper). When can I expect them to be up for good? Keep up the greatness!
(rawagman from Work)
Well, I'm still upset about not finishing the series, but that's on me, even in the face of a hectic travel schedule, running the site all the while, and then losing more weight than J.J. Hardy has with the flu this past week. (I'm still not 100 percent yet.) It will certainly be interesting to review, but my focus for the immediate future is going to be on reviewing the major moves from the last couple of weeks, then evaluating the Opening Day rosters, and moving on to doing more of what I'm more interested in at the moment: player usage patterns, what managers create semi-stable roles for their players, in-game tactics, and some discussion of historical tactics and team-level operations. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Im not sure if a fantasy question is up your alley, but im in a 5x5 head to head 12 team mixed league and am lacking in pitching, i have offered Joe Nathan J.J. Hardy, and Joey Votto(1b and OF eligiable), along with either Khalil Greene or Mike Napoli (Soto is my starter) for Chris Young, Derek Jeter, and Kosuke Fukudome; would this deal be beneficial to me?
(Keith from Naugatuck, CT)
It's been a long time since I played in a 5x5 league, but I guess I would have to see who you have at the positions you're giving up in order to be able to fully answer your question. It sounds OK, but I would have to know more.

Having said that, making deals in fantasy is part of the fun. All ofyou: Roll the dice! Get on the phone! Play Trader Lane in the privacy of your tool shed. You're there to have fun. (Jim Baker)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI must admit, J.J. Hardy is a guy I've always kind of liked, back to his days as a Brewer. I thought he got something of a rough deal when he got pushed out there, and I'm glad to see he's latched onto a team and has a job in the playoffs. (Colin Wyers)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneJ.J. Hardy had a very good second half. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesBrian Gallagher (Evanston): Brett Myers is more likely to ______ than Carlos Zambrano.

My answer is "walk J.J. Hardy with the bases loaded to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead." (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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