Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Rise and Fall of Rich Harden

Do you remember when Rich Harden was the next big thing as a prospect for the Oakland A’s? For a while, he was the next big thing. And then he got hurt – repeatedly. By the time he left Oakland in 2008, it was a downhill trip. Harden was recently released from the Rangers and now finds himself without a team. I don't think he even made any postseason rosters. All of this may explain why I was able to buy one of Harden’s 2004 Donruss Studio cards on eBay for all of six cents shipped. It is a pretty cool looking card. It features a portrait of Harden in his Oakland uniform with the Bay Bridge in the background. Harden may try following in the footsteps of Kerry Wood by moving to the bullpen. He probably cannot succeed long term as a starter.

1 comment:

  1. I like your point about Harden and Kerry Wood. Harden had some great "stuff" when he was with the Cubs but he'd always seem to falter at some point. A closer experiment would seem a good idea.