While we sit here as Baltimore Orioles fans lamenting whether or not we will see Brian Roberts in uniform any time soon, his supposed double play partner is having quite a season. JJ Hardy hit his 11th home run in the Orioles 6-2 loss to the St Louis Cardinals last night. He’s hitting over .300 on the season and is play at shortstop has been good as well. As O’s fans, we sometimes look for reasons to be excited. This season, JJ Hardy is one. Andy MacPhail would be wise to lock him up long term ASAP.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 01: Shortstop J.J. Hardy #2 of the Baltimore Orioles fouls off a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the Opening Day game at Tropicana Field on April 1, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)