A Hard(en) Act to Follow
- Updated: July 10, 2008
On the heels of the CC Sabathia trade to the Brewers, who are a division rival by the way, the Cubs made a deal of their own. A day after CC went from being an Indian to a Brewer, the A’s oft injured stud Rich Harden, along with RP and spot starter Chad Gaudin were sent to the Cubs in exchange for middle of the rotation SP Sean Gallagher, OF Matt Murton, INF/OF Eric Patterson and minor league catcher Josh Donaldson who was once thought of as a top catching prospect.
What are your thoughts on this one? Harden, with his history of injuries is a big risk, but when he is healthy, he can be lights out, with one of the best K/9 numbers in all of baseball.
Here’s an article from CBS Sports MLB on the trade, just click HERE to read it.
Personally, I think that giving up Gaudin as well was a bit much, but you have to like the Cubs competitive nature. You also have to like their reaction time, there are sending a message out to the players, fans and the rest of the league, “The Chicago Cubs are making a run for it in 2008”! You just gotta love I if you’re a baseball fan.