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Jim Jelak
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Jim Jelak

This move pauses Hardy’s free agent clock; he entered this season with 4 years of service time. This means that he becomes slightly more desirable as a trade commodity since a team receiving him in a trade would control him for both 2010 and ‘11.

berselius
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berselius

Craig,

Does it really take cojones to make a move three months too late (Yost), or completely kill any trade value that Hardy has? If this really is a ploy with Hardy’s FA clock, maybe they’re just showcasing Escobar to move him, but it still strikes me as a pretty terrible move. They were going to have to trade one of them anyway

lar
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You’ll notice, Craig, that I have not had much to say about the Brewers of late in the ATH posts. I think it’s pretty apparent why, and last night’s throttling by the hands of the Padres was just too much. I don’t know if these are the right moves for Melvin – and, like you said, they’re probably too little, too late – but I think it’s obvious that *something* had to be done. (Of course, that *something* should’ve been a trade at the deadline, when they still had options…) In all three cases, action was needed. It’s a shame… Read more »
J.R.
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J.R.

Melvin does indeed have cajones. They’re where he keeps his cojones until he finally pulls them out when it’s too late to have any real consequence.

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