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Re: Rich Harden Healthy?

Postby ScrappyDoo » Thu May 29, 2008 2:45 pm

Wrangor wrote:In H2H leagues, Harden doesn't hurt you one bit. He gives your team a huge boost when he is in the lineup (3 straight quality starts) and when he goes on the DL you pick up a waiver. You shouldn't have spent a high pick on him anyway, so most of the guys picked around where Harden was taken have probably already been dropped. I love having Harden on my team, because I have so little invested in him. If somebody offers me value for him though I won't hesitate to trade him, but I am not looking to give him away. It is hard to find a pitcher in a H2H league where you feel absolutely comfortable putting him in your lineup against almost anyone.

Exactly, Im in a H2H league that counts BAA and K/9. He is money when he's pitching, and as long as you have open DL spots his time off doesnt really hurt you.
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Re: Rich Harden Healthy?

Postby pitcherintherye » Thu May 29, 2008 6:04 pm

SimbaPenn wrote:If you have him, trade him while he has good value before it's too late (speaking from prior experience). You'll get 3-4 good-amazing starts before his year is done. And even if it's not, do you really want to have to worry? Let it be someone else's problem.

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.)

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