It certainly didn’t take long for Chicago Cubs pitcher Rich Harden and reserve outfielder Reed Johnson to file for free agency. Thursday, the day after the World Series concluded, was the first day that players could file for free agency – they have 15 days to do so. Harden and Johnson clearly hate the Cubs, because they filed immediately.
I kid, of course, though neither is expected to return to the Cubs in 2010. The Cubs have an exclusive 15-day window in which to negotiate with their free agents, which includes relievers John Grabow and Kevin Gregg, in addition to Harden and Johnson.
Lastly, because I am an immature child, I would like to once again say Harden and Johnson. Come on, it might be the last time I get to say it.