SimbaPenn wrote:He's kind of like the grail in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (it was on last night.) A reenactment if you will:
Ilsa: I can keep Rich Harden Indy! He won't go on the DL this time I know it!
Indiana: Ilsa, give me your other hand!
Ilsa: I can keep him. He'll save my fantasy season!
Indiana: I can't hold you sweetie!
Ilsa: AAAAAHHHHH! (falls to her death)
(Indiana falls into similar predicament)
Dr. Jones: Give me your hand junior!
Indiana: I can keep him dad, his last start was amazing!
Dr. Jones: You're slipping son, give me your other hand!
Indiana: He had 7 Ks and his WHIP was incredible. There's so much upside!
Dr. Jones: Indiana...let him go.
(Indiana is saved. Rich Harden falls into pit of despair, thus going on the DL for the rest of the season.)
The difference being that you don't die if you have Harden on your team and he goes on the DL. Instead you move him to the DL, pick someone else up and move on from there.
I have Haren, Vazquez, Burnett and Grienke on my staff already. I'll hold onto Harden and hope for the best. If he gets hurt, he gets hurt. It won't ruin my season.