More than 120 players have jumped into baseball’s free-agent money pool, two of which are Cubs: Reed Johnson and Rich Harden.
Without hesitation, I’d bring Reed back in a second. Good clubhouse guy, versatile throughout the lineup and truly enjoys playing for the Cubs organization.
Harden, on the other hand, is way too big an injury risk. You can’t even think about anything long term. Besides, two decent and relatively healthy years out of him is more than lucky, so just wave goodbye to Richie Rich.
Meanwhile, if I’m Jim Hendry here’s my early free-agent wish list: