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Predicting The 2014-15 Qualifying Offers: Pitchers

Last week, we checked into which hitters might get a qualifying offer, and one of those questions has already been answered: J.J. Hardy, who I figured would receive an offer, has agreed to an extension with Baltimore. Now, it’s time to check out the pitchers, and this should be a little easier, simply because there […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry, Yankees: O's reward SS Hardy with 3-year extension

BALTIMORE — J.J. Hardy signed a three-year contract with the Orioles on Thursday night, the eve of Baltimore's first appearance in the AL Championship Series since 1997. The contract, which comes with an option for 2018, goes into effect after his current deal expires at the end of this season. Terms were not released. Executive vice president Dan Duquette figured there was...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign J.J. Hardy to 3-year extension, shrink free agent shortstop market

Just before beginning the American League Championship Series, the Baltimore Orioles have gotten a head start on their offseason. According to several reports, the team signed shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year, $40 million contract extension. The deal also includes an option for 2018 that will vest based on plate appearances. During his past four seasons in Baltimore, Hardy has...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy signs three-year extension with Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have come to a three-year agreement with shortstop J.J. Hardy. The deal is reported worth $40 million. The deal was first reported by Jeremy Conn. The Orioles need to hope Hardy’s power returns next season. After hitting at least 22 home runs in each of the last three seasons, Hardy hit just nine in 2014.   Follow us on Twitter: @DCSportsKings @Ben_Lasky
Via DC Sports-Kings
20 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy agrees to a three-year, $40 Million Dollar extension

Tweet Shortstop J.J. Hardy has agreed to a contract extension with the Orioles for around $40 million for three years, a source told Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Hardy was headed for free agency in the offseason. Hardy hit .268 with a .372 slugging percentage, .682 OPS, nine home runs, 28 doubles and 52 RBI in 141 games this season for Baltimore. It was the first time...
Via Los That Sports Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: A Hardy Handshake

An MMO Fan Shot by Logan Barer This offseason is, as countless writers have pointed out, absolutely critical for the Mets and one of the most important in recent memory. Because that has been beaten to death by many in such great detail, I will not delve into why it is so important. However, I do want to put my two cents in as to what I believe the Mets must do this offseason. Hmm...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The importance of the Orioles’ JJ Hardy

Photo: With all of the current hope surrounding the Orioles, it’s difficult to look towards next year and beyond. However, the Orioles’ shortstop J.J. Hardy has already commented on his pending free agent status. In clear terms, he’s stated that he’d listen to the Yankees if they were interested in signing the veteran. While Oriole fans may not like...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore will make J.J. Hardy a 'fair offer' this offseason

J.J. Hardy has had an interesting year for the Baltimore Orioles. From 2011 to 2013, he averaged 25.6 home runs per season, but this season he has only hit nine. He has seen his average go up from .263 to .279 this season, so he isn't on the decline.#151803146 / gettyimages.comHardy is scheduled to hit the free agent market at the end of the season and the Orioles would like...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: J.J. Hardy likely out until Friday

The Baltimore Orioles appear to be cruising to the AL East title, with a 9.5 game lead and only twenty games left in the regular season. Shortstop J.J. Hardy, who exited a game on September 1 with back spasms (although he's played since then) will return to Baltimore for a doctor's examination and then and likely rest until Friday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB...
Via MLB Injury News
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, Orioles, Tigers Discussing Three-Team Deal Involving J.J. Hardy Among Others

The Baltimore Orioles are not necessarily done this offseason.  If the right deal came around, the Orioles could pull the trigger on a blockbuster.  Whether the latest rumors surrounding the team amounts to a blockbuster or not is up for interpretation, but the Orioles are discussing a possible three-team trade. Roch Kubatko of MASN says he was told on Monday that the trade...
Via MLB Injury News
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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