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Old 02-06-2007, 01:18 PM
StillMissOzzie StillMissOzzie is offline
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Default Reds extend Aaron Harang-4 yrs, $36.5M

The Reds signed pitcher Aaron Harang (16-11, 216 K, 56 BB, 3.76 ERA)to a 4 year contract extension for $36.5M (breakdown by year N/A at the moment). Even though this covers the arbitration-eligible 2007 season, where the Reds were offering $4.25M and Harang was asking for $5.5M, I'd call this a decent signing at a reasonable price, especially when you look at the dough that lesser FA pitchers were getting.

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Edit: Correct the arbitration figs a bit, added his 2006 stats
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:23 PM
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The Reds signed pitcher Aaron Harang (16-11, 216 K, 56 BB, 3.76 ERA)to a 4 year contract extension for $36.5M (breakdown by year N/A at the moment). Even though this covers the arbitration-eligible 2007 season, where the Reds were offering $4.25M and Harang was asking for $5.5M, I'd call this a decent signing at a reasonable price, especially when you look at the dough that lesser FA pitchers were getting.

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Edit: Correct the arbitration figs a bit, added his 2006 stats
So if you attribute $5M to his arb year, that's a 3/$31 deal or roughly $10/yr. That's a great deal for the Reds. I know he hasn't been historically great, but he was pretty good in '06.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:47 PM
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The brew crews going to have no trouble with him this year.

The cubs on the other hand....
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:40 AM
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Great singing for Cincy. If you take a look at what Harang did over the last three years, you see that between 2004 and 2006, most of his peripheral numbers stayed the same, except for two big things. Between 2004 and 2005, he cut down on his walks (from 3 BB/9 IP to 2.2 BB/9, a number he maintained in 2006), and he increased his strikeout totals from 6.9/9 IP in 2005 to 8.3 in 2006. Bottom line, over the last three years, Harang has learned how to pitch. I think it's fair to discount the time in Oakland. It was his first taste of major league hitting, and he wasn't up in the majors regularly enough to get a feel for it.
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