Originally Posted by BigRedChief
It would have been GM malpractice to not have at least kicked the tires on Hardy. But all the rumor mill has the O's asking for a Miller + level trade. No team is going to give that level up for Hardy's 1.5 years of service.
Adams is expendable but I don't think I want to give up Adams and Kelly/Lynn/Wacha/ etc. for Hardy.
Understand Lynn/Wacha. If you could get Hardy for Adams and Kelly, that seems like an incredible steal to me.
Don't think the Orioles would swing on that, and I wouldn't blame them.
But getting a premium defender at SS who is a lock for 20-30 HR? Would be a pretty valuable piece, even for a year and a half, especially considering how depleted St. Louis' options are at the moment.