Hardy, Valbuena nice value plays 

April, 5, 2010
04/05/10
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Count me among those who believe J.J Hardy bounces back nicely this season. After back-to-back seasons of at least 24 homers, Hardy hit just .229 with 11 homers last year and was even demoted at one point.

One of the surest bets of the offseason was that Hardy was going to be dealt somewhere so the Milwaukee Brewers could make room for Alcides Escobar, and with the Minnesota Twins the notoriously streaky Hardy has the starting job to show last year was an aberration.


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