Originally Posted by M2
What you said. 92-56, career 3.48 ERA, he's thrown 213+ IP five seasons in a row and he's on track to do it again. Plus, he only just turned 28. Harden's got a lot of talent, but he couldn't last a full season in 2005 and he's already been on the shelf in 2006. Zito's a horse who can pull your wagon all the way to October.
Mind you, that's probably why Beane doesn't want to trade the guy this summer.
Talk about a pitcher who is fun to watch and could put the Reds in position to control the NL Central! Zito, Arroyo, Milton, Harang, and Elizardo/Claussen would give the Reds one of the top rotations in the National League to go with an outstanding offense. Whoa!