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Brad Swanson
08-31-2013, 12:27 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=2280-20-Twins-Trades-Goodbye-JJ-Hardy

snepp
08-31-2013, 03:50 PM
That scab had nearly healed, and you had to go and pick it.


Thanks a million. :p

jokin
08-31-2013, 03:56 PM
That scab had nearly healed, and you had to go and pick it.


Thanks a million. :p

I generally enjoy Brad's articles. There are at least a million reasons why I won't be opening up this one.:cry::p:confused::s-instagib:

Oldgoat_MN
09-02-2013, 08:12 AM
For years Gardy played Punto when Nick wasn't hitting because 'defense' is so very important.

Then, suddenly, Gardy says we need more speed up the middle. Now the focus is on speed? Clearly he was saying these things to prepare the fans for Bill Smith's Nishi/Casilla move rather than an honest assessment of what he felt the team needed.

Like most fans, this was the move that made me question Smith's grasp of what was required. Hardy had (and still does) rated as one of the premier AL defensive SS.

And I've remained annoyed with Gardy for being Smith's apologist about this move, too.

Paul
09-02-2013, 11:05 PM
"And I've remained annoyed with Gardy for being Smith's apologist about this move, too."

I find it hard to believe the manager of a 95 win team would allow his starting SS to be fired without having significant input into the decision. I think it much more likely this was Gardy's decision. And one not based on a sane evaluation of Hardy's on field contributions.

ThePuck
09-03-2013, 09:13 AM
And I've remained annoyed with Gardy for being Smith's apologist about this move, too.

yeah, I completely agree with Paul's post above. Gardy pushed for 'speed' at the position and he even said that Casilla will compete with Hardy for the shortstop spot, even before Hardy was traded. Gardy didn't want Hardy, Smith listened him...like he listened to Gardy a couple offseasons earlier when Gardy said signing Punto was the team's #1 priority and that he'd be the starting shortstop if signed.

LewFordLives
09-03-2013, 12:15 PM
Who is this Nishioka person mentioned in the article? I don't recall him ever playing for the Twins. It never happened. Let me repeat: IT NEVER HAPPENED!