I don't like Harang at all, but I still like this deal for the Reds if Valentine's in the deal.
My one concern is that this is his 3rd organization in 2 years. Maybe there's baggage. Otherwise, the guy has a reported 96 mile per hour TWO SEAM fastball. That's right. A sinking fastball over 95.... allegedly.
My second concern is that the A's are dealing him, and despite what Moneyball says, they don't really trade away very many good players.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids