Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 60

Thread: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,585

    Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    He's either going to have to get rid of Harang one way or another or toss the 2010 season into the garbage can by continuing to let him pitch.

    I've never understood why General Managers care how much money a player is making determine if he gets playing time or not. They have to pay everyone no matter what, so just play the best players, regardless of salary. Harang's proven he's totally useless, so it's time to stop using him. (his last two starts were against Pittsburgh and Houston, so pitching well against them doesn't count).

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast KY
    Posts
    873

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    The problem is, he hasn't been horrible the last few starts with his numbers, but every fan knows he is getting lucky. He has not pitched well at all but yet somehow ends up only giving up three or four. It's hard to move someone that does that.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,585

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by arkimadee View Post
    The problem is, he hasn't been horrible the last few starts with his numbers,....
    Great time to trade him for anything. Even a bucket of balls.

  5. #4
    malingered here too long malcontent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    3,239

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    He's either going to have to get rid of Harang one way or another or toss the 2010 season into the garbage can by continuing to let him pitch.
    Agreed. His usual 4 ER in 6 IP, followed by yet another novel or bizarre excuse, has grown old.

    At this point Maloney has to be wondering (apart from the blister problem) what he has to do to get called up.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,080

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    The thing that irks me most, is he never seems to step up when we need him too. Yet we have a guy like LeCure dueling with the opposing teams aces on a routine bases. Looks like we can use the run support excuse tonight, but he gave up 3 in the first on is a big game in a big series.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,585

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Agreed. His usual 4 ER in 6 IP, followed by yet another novel or bizarre excuse, has grown old.

    At this point Maloney has to be wondering (apart from the blister problem) what he has to do to get called up.
    Same with Travis Wood, who's last 6 starts have resulted in an ERA under 2.00.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    197

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    He is untradeable. His option is picked up if traded and no one and I mean no one will pay this dude 14 million next year to stink up their park.

  9. #8
    '19 '40 '75 '76 '90
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    782

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    According to scouts he's throwing his best in several years over the course of his last 6-7 starts, so in theory now would be the time to move him. Can't imagine it happening though.

  10. #9
    malingered here too long malcontent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    3,239

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Same with Travis Wood, who's last 6 starts have resulted in an ERA under 2.00.
    I agree.

    I have pulled for MM for quite awhile, as I know several of us here have. But Wood's definitely earning a shot of his own.

    It'll be nice to see at least one, maybe even two lefties in the rotation before long. Of course, one of them will be Aroldis Chapman.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    89

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by berryluther View Post
    He is untradeable. His option is picked up if traded and no one and I mean no one will pay this dude 14 million next year to stink up their park.
    Sadly, you are spot on

  12. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    7,585

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by berryluther View Post
    He is untradeable. His option is picked up if traded and no one and I mean no one will pay this dude 14 million next year to stink up their park.

    Stick him in the bullpen and give him the Owings treatment.

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    906

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    i can understand not wanting to pay a guy that makes as much as he does to play in the minors but they can stick him in the pen. maybe he can be more effective knowing he just has to focus on three batters a night instead of 6 innings of batters. they got 6 weeks till the trade deadline might as well see what can be salvaged with harang in the pen. maybe there is something there maybe not but atleast find out.

  14. #13
    '19 '40 '75 '76 '90
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    782

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    June 10th article

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...resses-scouts/

    "I talked to two scouts about Aaron Harang – one from the National League and another from the American League– both were impressed last night.

    “That’s the best I’ve seen him in two years,” one said.

    “The only thing he should do is junk that curveball,” the other said.

    Harang hung a curveball that Buster Posey hit out for a two-run home run. Those were the only runs Harang allowed.

    If Harang continues to pitch like he has – 5-2, 3.93 ERA over his last nine starts – there will be a market for him at the trade deadline.'

  15. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,080

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    Quote Originally Posted by berryluther View Post
    He is untradeable. His option is picked up if traded and no one and I mean no one will pay this dude 14 million next year to stink up their park.
    Sorry, but that is false. If he is traded the option goes from a club option to a mutual option. Basically giving him the option to decline it if the team were to exercise it. The team wouldn't exercise it, so they would just be responsible for the 2.5 million buyout. This buyout does increase from 2 to 2.5 million if traded.

    http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/200...i-reds_24.html

  16. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,419

    Re: Walt's got a major decision to make with Harang.

    You gotta move him to the pen or something. I'm not one of these guys who says "HE SUCKS HE CANT WIN HES THE WORST I HATE HIM AND HIS FAMILY LETS EAT HIS SOUL, EVEN THOUGH IT WOULDNT SOLVE ANYTHING BUT MAKE US MORE HUNGRY BECAUSE THATS HOW EMPTY HE IS" guy that seems to creep up during game threads.

    Try him in the pen, see how his stuff works out there. Bring up a travis wood or trade for Dan Haren. Harang is a decent pitcher hes just not close to being a reliable starter anymore.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25