Sunday, November 20, 2011

Conor Says... Sign Aaron Harang

In my opinion, I think that a move for Aaron Harang is a no-brainer for the Red Sox. He'd likely be cheap, and he gave the Padres a great season last year, going 14-7/3.64/124. He is exactly what we need in an innings-eater, as he put together 3 straight 200+ innings seasons from 2005-2007, and put up 160+ in 2008, 2009, and 2011. He is not a strikeouts pitcher, with only 6.5 strikeouts per nine and doesn't have the best control with 3.1 walks per nine. However, he has an ability to just get people out, unlike some people who don't get many strikeouts either.... *cough cough... Lackey and Wakefield... *cough cough. While he did put up this season in Petco Park, a well known pitcher's park, he also had some very good seasons with the Reds in Great American Ballpark, a well known hitter's park. I think we could get Harang for fairly cheap, probably something like 2 yr/$20 million and could probably get a very solid pitcher out of him. I think he would definitely be superior to whatever anybody on the current roster beyond Lester, Beckett, and Buchholz could give.

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