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cws05champ
10-06-2010, 11:19 PM
http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/10/rangers-designate-ex-cub-harden-for-assignment.html

Kind of surprised by the timing, since they are in the post-season still.

He may be an interesting option as a late inning reliever....

Boondock Saint
10-06-2010, 11:22 PM
http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/10/rangers-designate-ex-cub-harden-for-assignment.html

Kind of surprised by the timing, since they are in the post-season still.

He may be an interesting option as a late inning reliever....

I wouldn't trust him to stay healthy or to be effective on a day to day basis.

DumpJerry
10-06-2010, 11:42 PM
I wouldn't trust him to stay healthy or to be effective on a day to day basis.
Agreed. Herm is busy enough already.

1989
10-06-2010, 11:52 PM
If we move a starter for a big bat. This is a low-risk, high reward guy I would like to pick up for a #5 starter. Hey, if Carl Pavano turned it around with the twins, why couldn't Harden with the Sox?

Boondock Saint
10-07-2010, 01:38 AM
If we move a starter for a big bat. This is a low-risk, high reward guy I would like to pick up for a #5 starter. Hey, if Carl Pavano turned it around with the twins, why couldn't Harden with the Sox?

I imagine that if the Sox move a starter for a bat, Chris Sale is the first guy they go to for the #5 spot in the rotation. I know that a player's first 23 innings of work isn't anything to make any kind of statistical analysis on, but he more than passes the eye test.

edit: Also, Harden has reached 100 innings in only four of his eight MLB seasons, having never reached 200.