M’s Sign Harden?
Buster Olney reports that Rich Harden is on the verge of signing. He doesn’t identify the team, but the Mariners have been the most active team in pursuing Harden, and it makes all kinds of sense, as we’ve laid out previously. It sounds like he’s backed off his demand for a multi-year deal, so if this gets done, the M’s will get a pretty significant upside pitcher while minimizing the long term risk. He’s always going to be a durability question mark, but on a one year, incentive laden deal, the move would be a great one for the M’s.
Get it done, Jack.
Craig Calcaterra reports that Harden is signing with the Rangers – $7.5 million for one year with a second year option. Lame. M’s should have beaten that, unless he just didn’t want to come here. T.R. Sullivan confirms.