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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby hot4tx » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:49 pm

Yeah, he'd be just like Myers! :L
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby NikkiSixx » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:51 pm

I would just like some production out of Harden anyway I can get it.
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby dynastykid22 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:57 pm

He might have potential to be a great closer ....... But with Street (when he comes back) it is not likely that Harden would get the 9th inning Job. :C

If their intentions are to make Harden the closer what happens to Street ?

I honestly think Harden would be great in the pen and would likely give him a new life in baseball, as far as staying healthy, but Fantasy wise this would be a disaster waiting to happen for my squad, I drafted him as a starter and need him to come back as a starter :t :t
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby Yoda » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:20 pm

dynastykid22 wrote:He might have potential to be a great closer ....... But with Street (when he comes back) it is not likely that Harden would get the 9th inning Job. :C

If their intentions are to make Harden the closer what happens to Street ?

I honestly think Harden would be great in the pen and would likely give him a new life in baseball, as far as staying healthy, but Fantasy wise this would be a disaster waiting to happen for my squad, I drafted him as a starter and need him to come back as a starter :t :t


I would think Beane will make a move. He made it no secret that Harden is available and someone might take a flier especially if successful out of the pen.
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby fezzik » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:29 pm

Jun 11 Mychael Urban, of Oakland.Athletics.MLB.com, reports Oakland Athletics SP Rich Harden (shoulder) was throwing at around 90 percent off flat-ground Sunday, June 10, and could join the active roster in a couple weeks.

Relatively good news about Harden? I thought April Fool's Day had already passed...2 weeks = 4-6 weeks anyway...which will probably turn into 2-3 months. Then he'll pitch 2 games and go down...letting the Harden-cycle continue. ;7

But seriously, I have him on my team and it would be great to see him finish with 10-15 starts and be around for my H2H playoffs. ;D
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby RynMan » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:34 am

Yoda wrote:I think leaving him in the pen will help him a lot more than throwing 100+ pitches every 5 days.


I agree. I think at this point it can't hurt to stretch him out gradually. He's proven to the A's that he can't hold up for a full season starting.
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby RoxSox8 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:26 am

can you say Eck? ;D
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby dougbies » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:31 am

can you say kerry wood 2.0
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby hot4tx » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:37 am

I just made a trade to get him cheap. Like 2 sticks of gum and a box of rocks cheap. I hope he comes back to starting near the end of July. That would give him a few starts to get the cobwebs out before my playoffs, but not give him too much time to injure himself. :S

He's very, very high risk but still has a chance to be a major fantasy difference maker. You don't get many of those this cheap.
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Re: Harden in the pen ?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:52 am

dougbies wrote:can you say kerry wood 2.0


At least Kerry dominated for a few FULL seasons. Something Harden hasn't been able to do.
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