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Hardy may be leaving Brewers

Shortstop J.J. Hardy may be the first to leave Milwaukee.

At the year-end press conference at Miller Park Wednesday, general manager Doug Melvin said he'll give up some hitting to get some pitching.

The Brewers pitching performance was disappointing in an equally-disappointing 80-win, 82-loss season.

Melvin doesn't see the benefit of trading either of his sluggers, Prince Fielder or Ryan Braun.

They combined for 78 homers and 255 runs batted in. He says there has been discussion of an extension for Fielder, but no formal negotiating yet.

Coming off a playoff season in 2008, the Brewers had expected to be more competitive this summer.

That's why more than three million fans filled Miller Park.