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Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

Posted on: July 16, 2011 12:36 pm
Edited on: July 16, 2011 12:43 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Orioles and J.J. Hardy have agreed "in principle" on a three-year contract extension, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. The deal is reportedly for between $22 million and $22.5 million (Dan Connolly via Twitter). It includes a limited no-trade provision and is contingent on Hardy passing a physical (Zrebiec on Twitter).

The deal doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the talks have been reportedly ongoing for the last several days. There's a mutual interest for a deal to get done, too, as Hardy is injury-prone and surely loves the job security. In return, the Orioles get one of the better offensive shortstops in baseball (when healthy).

Hardy, 28, is hitting .275 with 13 home runs, 33 RBI and an .823 OPS this season. He did have a stint on the disabled list, and he'd also missed chunks of time in 2009 and 2010 with injury issues.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 7:47 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:48 am
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

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Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

Polecat why don't you smoke my pole 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

Matt - Thanks for the info. I also believe though it would be better served to move Mark Reynolds to DH since we did give up David Hernandez (who is doing quite well in AZ) to get him and his bat is still needed in this line-up.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

FWIW, Sonic John: There's also been talk of possibly sliding Machado to third base in the future, too. Maybe DH Reynolds (or just let him go) since he's such a butcher at third.

- Matt



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

Polecat go climb a pole or something. It is obvious you are clueless. The Orioles drafted Manny Machado last year and the team needs a 2-3 stop gap before he is ready to move up. J.J. Hardy is one of the better offensive SS in the game, so how is this a bad thing? Here's a piece of advice - Go comment on your teams boards eh? Perhaps you actually have a clue then?



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

Another move to keep them in the cellar.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Report: Orioles agree to extend J.J. Hardy

This is great news for Orioles fans. JJ Hardy is the bridge to Manny Machado. Hardy has earned his contract with his consistant play. He has solidified the defense up the middle and has hit with consistancy since being elevated to the lead off hitter replacing the injured Brian Roberts. If he had not been on the disabled list for a month, he probably would have made the all-star team.


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