Sigh, well we will miss you Rich. Recent reports have come out stating that he was on the verge of signing and it appears that the Texas Rangers are the lucky winners here. Here is the article: http://bases.nbcsports.com/2009/12/report-harden-could-be-on-verge-of-signing.html.php
As always for my posts, Rotoworld's spin on the deal:
According to Craig Calcaterra of NBCSports.com, the Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with right-hander Rich Harden.The deal also comes with an $11.5 million option for 2011. It's a bold move by the Rangers, who have had their fair share of money problems this year, but it makes more than enough sense. The club has quickly filled a hole left by Kevin Millwood's rumored departure to Baltimore and snagged one of the filthiest pitchers in the game. The 28-year-old Harden posted a 4.06 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP and an incredible 10.9 K/9 in 26 starts this past season.
The contract is about what we generally thought he'd take; Not to much of a shock, but agonizing, considering if we never signed Bradley he'd still be a Cub. Thanks, Jim.