Originally Posted by dfs
"Harang figures to be a potential August attraction if he resembles any semblance of his former self. "
yeah. Ain't that the truth. I'm a big Harang fan. He's a shell of what he was.
The Reds are in a bit of a Catch-22 with Harang if they are looking to trade him before the end of the month. They have to activate him and put him in the rotation and take someone out who is pitching well. Leake could be that guy if they are going to shut him down soon but Harang also needs to pitch well in a few starts in order to draw interest enough to trade him. He certainly didn't pitch awful in most of his starts before going on the DL but if he hadn't had the success he had a few years ago, people wouldn't give him a second look.