Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
Oh, man, I would love to see the Orioles fans demands for JJ Hardy. The way they overrate their own players and underrate the value of others, I have no doubt they'd be mocking something like this:
JJ Hardy for Oscar Taveras
JJ Hardy and (insert AAAA player/bench player prospect here - LJ Hoes is a favorite) for Oscar Taveras AND Trevor Rosenthal.
Would be interesting.
I think Hardy would be a great fit for you guys, though. That would be a smart trade target once the O's inevitably return to earth happens.
Realistic target... I could see something that includes Matt Adams. They are short on power in their minor league system, and Adams' lefty pop would play pretty well in Camden Yards.
I'm sure Baltimore would want one of the pitching prospects included as the main piece of the deal. For 1.5 years of Hardy (Assuming you trade for him at the deadline), not sure how much else Baltimore would actually demand.
I would do Wacha and another B- level prospect for Hardy.
Miller, Rosenthal, and Taveras should all be untouchable to me, with Martinez and Jenkins coming at a pretty steep price.
I'd have no problems getting rid of Adams, but we'd likely need to give up another arm in the process for them to bite.