Why are we anxious to help out a team we will likely have to deal with in a Wild Card situation this year?? So they want Hardy. People in hell want ice water too. This proposed deal makes ZERO sense to me as we give up a GG SS and 50-save reliever for a journeyman IF and a maybe prospect. If Syd Thrift was still running the show I would be in panic mood today. My guess is DD gets a big laugh at posts like this as he sips his morning coffee
First, you're addressing the RUMOR; which is constantly misreported.
Second, the impression you give me is that you're willing to sacrifice the opportunity to build a perennial winner for the chance to MAYBE be a playoff team again this year. We'll have a winning team this year. It might not make the playoffs, but our pitching is too good and too deep to win less than 82 games. However, I still see too many question marks on that roster to make a big investment into it. Keeping Hardy and Johnson when they could be converted into future wins is an investment in THIS year.
IMO if we could trade Jim Johnson (easily replaceable with a minor drop in production) and JJ Hardy (replaceable with a somewhat bigger drop in OVERALL talent) for Rick Porcello, Nick Castellanos, and Peralta (a ONE year fill in) you HAVE TO make that trade for the future benefit of the team.
A GM would make that trade. A fan thinking ONLY about winning now might not.