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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cubs acquire Harden

Cubs today acquired 2 pitchers that will help solidify their playoff quest. Today they acquired Chad Gaudin and Rich Harden for only Matt Murton, Sean Gallagher, Eric Patterson and Josh Donaldson. I can't begin to start to say how happy I am. I know Harden has a history of being as brittle as a 95 year old's bones, but hey when he is healthy (and he is currently) he is a top of the line pitcher. With Chad Gaudin the Cubs get a good swing man who will be more dependable than Jon Lieber is.
I have no idea why the A's would do this deal, except that Mr. Hendry must have some good pictures of Billy Beane doing things he isn't suppose to. While I was worried the Cubs would not be able to hold off CC and Ben Sheets, with this acquisition I think the Cubs might be able to. They still could use a dependable lefty in the pen (though Neal Cotts has improved lately) and one more bench player.



  • I think this is it for the moves for the Cubs. If a lefty for the pen falls out of the sky, maybe. Bench player? In my opinion, they don't need one.

    All in all, this Harden move is a great one. Good job, Hendry.

    And Murton and EP should get some playing time in Oakland, so I'm happy for them too. I figure Gallager goes into their rotation right away.

    Big Z tomorrow, man. Need the wins, cause the Brewers and Cardinals are going to keep on winnin'.

    By Blogger Graham, at 1:26 AM  

  • Nice to see someone else join the Harden bandwagon.

    By Anonymous Gerard Milewski, at 9:43 PM  

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