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Mariners Aquire Ryan


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The Seattle Mariners acquire shortstop Brendan Ryan from the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals received High-A right-handed starting pitcher Maikel Cleto from the Mariners.

That's all!!!!! :eek:

Wow, I would have offered more for him and taken Ryan over Hardy any day.

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I don't think Ryan is better than Hardy. However, you could certainly make the argument that the extra $5 million you are paying Hardy, as well as the fact that he is likely leaving leaving in a year, might make Ryan the better target for Baltimore.

I think Hardy could easily be worth his contract, and the $5 million savings is only over one year, so it's not a big deal to me either way. If BAL plans on adding Lee or a like bat, I may be inclined to say I'd prefer Ryan, who comes with excellent defense and a nice price tag. But the upside of Hardy's bat is tough to ignore -- especially if we are talking about trying to take a nice incremental step forward in 2011.

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