Matt Harrison was the most consistent starting pitcher the Texas Rangers had in 2012 and was on the brink of being classified as an ace at times. No, he wasn't the most dominant pitcher the Rangers had — that was Yu Darvish — but he was awfully consistent.
Harrison was 18-11 with a 3.29 ERA and put up 213 1/3 innings while tossing four complete games and he earned Rangers Pitcher of the Year last week from the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Now, reports are the Rangers are considering giving Harrison a contract extension.
"We've touched base with all the guys we want to extend," Rangers GM Jon Daniels said Nov. 8, according to the Star-Telegram. "Harry's one of them. He's earned that conversation."
The Rangers have made a habit of rewarding its young players with extensions after big seasons, as evidenced by Derek Holland and Ian Kinsler last spring, so Harrison being next in line would make sense.