Originally Posted by Aronchis
Valentine was supposed to be the "main principle" in that deal to. Harang was the throw in.
I'm pretty sure that was the other way around. Everyone know Joe Valentine had a good fastball but had control problems. The projections for Harang at the time were that his upper potentials were a 3/4 mainly because his fastball only touched 90 at the time. Jeff Bruksch (I had to look up his name) was the throw in on that deal and the Reds were mainly focused on Harang, who has turned out well.