The terms are said to be for about $3 million for one season. The feeling is that Harang’s flyball tendencies will fare well in San Diego’s Petco Park. In 2010, Harang was 6-7 for the Reds with a 5.32 ERA in 22 games, 20 of them starts. Harang allowed 16 homers in 111 2/3 innings in 2010. His career ground ball to fly ball ratio is 0.60. The major league average over Harang’s career is 0.79.
In eight seasons with the Reds, Harang was 75-80 with a 4.28 ERA (103 ERA+) His best Reds season was 2007 when he was 16-6 with a 3.73 ERA (124 ERA+) when he was second in the league in strikeouts with 218, finishing fourth in Cy Young balloting. Harang led the league in strikeouts in 2006 with 216. For his career, Harang is 81-87 with a 4.33 ERA (102 ERA+) in nine seasons.
Redleg Nation certainly wishes Harang the best of luck. He was the consummate professional as a Red, and always a favorite.