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    Hardy heads to Twins for Gomez

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4629260


    MILWAUKEE -- J.J. Hardy has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Carlos Gomez.

    The teams announced the deal on Friday.

    Hardy, a shortstop, hit .229 last season with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs. He had a combined 50 home runs in 2007 and 2008.

    He has a career batting average of .262 with 75 home runs and 265 RBIs in 571 games.

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said it was hard to part ways with Hardy.

    "J.J. has been a steady performer for the Brewers," Melvin said in a statement. "His professionalism and popularity with our fans and his teammates made this difficult, but he has been given the opportunity to go to a great organization to play and perform at the high level he is capable of playing."

    Highly regarded prospect Alcides Escobar is expected to be the Brewers' starting shortstop next season.

    Gomez hit .229 with three home runs and 28 RBIs in 2009. He played in 137 games, often as a defensive replacement.

    The deal is potentially bad news for center fielder Mike Cameron in Milwaukee. Cameron, eligible to file for free agency, made $10 million this season. With Gomez in the picture, the Brewers may not be willing to match that going forward.

    "Carlos brings to our club great speed, athleticism and energy at a position that we needed to fill," Melvin said. "His defense will serve as a key component to us improving our pitching."

    The move relieves a crowded outfield for the Twins, who also have Delmon Young, Denard Span and Michael Cuddyer.

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    so the twins traded santana for nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by sect313 View Post
    so the twins traded santana for nothing
    Well, if you want to be technical, they've ended up with JJ Hardy (Traded Gomez for him), Jon Rauch (Traded Mulvey for him), Deolis Guerra (Lost his velocity in the minors and not exactly pitching well), and Philip Humber (DFA'ed, but cleared waivers). Not the best haul in the least.

    I'm still annoyed about how they pretty much ruined Gomez by asking him to be their everyday CF when it was abundantly clear that he needed more developmental time in the minors.

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    Everyone knew the Mets hosed the the Twins the second that trade was announced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Everyone knew the Mets hosed the the Twins the second that trade was announced.
    +1

    And alot of people on JI killed Cashman for not making the deal by giving up Hughes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Everyone knew the Mets hosed the the Twins the second that trade was announced.
    Agreed Mets stole Santana

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    A little OT but, does this seem like an awful lot of moves made so close to the end of the season??
    Could the ridiculously late end to the season (11/4) have something to do with it, or is this historically normal? I know the moves aren't major but still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Woodall Rocks! View Post
    A little OT but, does this seem like an awful lot of moves made so close to the end of the season??
    Could the ridiculously late end to the season (11/4) have something to do with it, or is this historically normal? I know the moves aren't major but still....
    id does seem a little early in the year for trades but reading a lot of mlb news lately it seems like this is a lot of what we're going to be seeing this offseason from teams.. Low risk High reward trading for players that have good potential still but havent lived up to expectations with their old teams.

    I personally love these moves and hope the mets make more of them.. the francouer move is exactly the type im talking about. Same with the redsox for hermida

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    Quote Originally Posted by sect313 View Post
    so the twins traded santana for nothing
    Weren't you a Mets fan?

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