November 13, 2009
Harden spent five years in the American League West with the Oakland Athletics and is apparently interested in returning to the division. The Mariners would like to provide some support in the rotation to young ace Felix Hernandez(notes) and Harden would be just the trick. After all, the 27-year-old went 9-9 last year with a 4.09 ERA.
It is rumored that Harden doesn't have much interest in returning to Chicago since he supposedly felt overused and suffered from some poor defensive play by Alfonso Soriano(notes) and Milton Bradley(notes).