View Full Version : Padres close to signing Harang

12-03-2010, 08:50 PM

The Voice of IH
12-03-2010, 09:32 PM
You have to imgaine this would be a great fit, He also gets to go home. I am happy for the Big Guy.

12-03-2010, 09:36 PM
Was there ever a question? :)

12-03-2010, 09:45 PM
Good for Aaron! Hope he turns it around. He certainly left some good memories behind here.

12-03-2010, 10:07 PM
Pretty much the best case scenario for the big guy. Good luck Aaron!

12-03-2010, 10:41 PM
I wonder if he'll pitch against us in relief when we go there for our annual 20 inning game

12-03-2010, 10:45 PM
I hope he does well too out there, except when they play the Reds. He deserves to close out his career on a high note and especially where he lives.

12-04-2010, 12:18 AM
best wishes to Aaron and ideal situation for him. hope he has a Renaissance and does well.

12-04-2010, 12:30 AM
Good luck over there Aaron! May you regain your touch!

12-04-2010, 02:12 AM
I'm kind of glad to see this, but kind of depressed by it, as well. Harang was one of my favorite Reds, and it is a bit sad to see him go...but, unfortunately, there was no room for the guy on the staff.

12-04-2010, 02:49 AM
I always said Harang would have been an absolute stud in a big park like San Diego. He obviously doesn't have the stuff he had a few years ago, but I think he could still put together some solid years out there. Good luck to the big man

12-04-2010, 03:20 AM
Harang was a great Red. He always gave it everything he had, and had some really good years on some really bad teams.

I hope he can find success in San Diego, his home. I'd hate to see such a good guy go out on a sour note.

12-04-2010, 08:52 AM
VERY relieved if he doesn't go to the Cardinals. I envisioned that since last summer and it made me sick to my stomach. Especially when he wins Comeback Player of the Year.

Sea Ray
12-04-2010, 10:21 AM
One of the more predictable moves of the off season. I wish him well and I think SD is a place made for him. If he can't be successful there then he really is through

12-04-2010, 10:32 AM
Without looking at any numbers at all, is he a Reds Hall of Famer?

Sea Ray
12-04-2010, 10:41 AM
Without looking at any numbers at all, is he a Reds Hall of Famer?

Not in my mind. He didn't do it for enough years

12-04-2010, 10:41 AM
Without looking at any numbers at all, is he a Reds Hall of Famer?

I don't think so.

12-04-2010, 11:34 AM
I would put him in the Reds Hall of Fame. Sabo wasn't productive over a long period of time, but it was his presence/popularity that got him elected.

Harang is no Sabo in that department for sure, but he was the bright spot on the team during some horrid years. He gets my vote.

As long as anything he does doesn't negatively affect the Reds, I wish him all the success in the world with SD.

12-04-2010, 11:40 AM
Without looking at any numbers at all, is he a Reds Hall of Famer?

Without looking at the numbers, I'd say yes, given that it seems like he was the best player on the Reds for a long time, at least 4 years or so. And he was pretty dominant for 2-3 years, if I recall, and was one of the best pitchers in the National League.

12-04-2010, 10:27 PM
1 yr / 3 million

12-04-2010, 11:17 PM
I think Harang belongs in the Reds' HOF. It isn't that picky of a group. Isn't Brooks Lawrence in there? Lawrence had a very brief (two years, really) but successful career with the Reds.

Harang has some arguable points. He has the record for opening day starts and a season of leading the league in strikeouts. I'd put him in.

12-04-2010, 11:56 PM
Five consecutive Opening Day starts. A clear "yes" for the Reds Hall of Fame, even without considering that he's been a big, yet quiet community leader his whole Red's career.

12-05-2010, 01:07 AM
Look at some of the names in the Reds HoF. He's a shoo-in, IMO.

Ron Madden
12-05-2010, 02:08 AM
I think Harang belongs in the Reds HOF, the bar certainly isn't set above Harang's qualifications.

12-05-2010, 02:10 AM
Smart move by Aaron. I wish him the best.