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Verlander or Harden?

Postby daniel80111 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:16 am

Who do you guys like for the rest of the year. Some say that Verlander will bounce back and be a strong pitcher the rest of the season, and also pick up a lot more wins with that offense. But personally with that crappy FIP that he's had the last couple years, I think he's just lucky. I would much rather take Harden. Even with the injury risk, I think he is the far better pitcher. Just seeing what you guys think about comparing the two guys. Thanks!!
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby daniel80111 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:35 pm

Does anyone have an opinion on this?
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby IllinoisBandit » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:13 pm

daniel80111 wrote:Does anyone have an opinion on this?


Id rather have Harden. Much, much safer at this point.
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby sliders51 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:06 pm

IllinoisBandit wrote:
daniel80111 wrote:Does anyone have an opinion on this?


Id rather have Harden. Much, much safer at this point.


Don't know if you can ever consider Harden "safe" with his history of injuries.....but I do agree that Harden is the better choice. Harden always dominates when he pitches.
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby hybrid » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:48 pm

8-o I can't believe some of these reponses, safer??? Ok lets look at his last 3 years: 128, 46, & 25 innings. That's about as unreliable as a starter can be with out having the name Prior.
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby daniel80111 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:04 pm

So this season in fantasy from here on out...is the verdict that between the two, Harden is the better option?
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby flloyd » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:12 pm

I love Harden and was not that high on Verlander coming into this year but Verlander is definitely the safer option. He might not put up as good of numbers as Harden but chances are he'll finish with more innings and good numbers.
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby Bloody Sox » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:39 pm

Verlander by a mile.
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:57 pm

Verlander has turned in a couple of good outings in a row. The turnaround for him is already happening so I'm not sure why people are still concerned. I'd much, much rather have him than Harden who probably won't be around late in the season when you need him most.
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Re: Verlander or Harden?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:07 pm

Verlander is pitching pretty well lately. I'd take him ONLY because you have to almost assume that Harden will get hurt.
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