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Harden to Cubs- Point. Counterpoint.

So the Brewers got CC Sabathia. The Cubs wanted him. Their response? Acquiring Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin from the A’s.  After I glowed about the Sabathia trade, the Cubs made a great move. Harden and Zambrano rivals Sheets and Sabathia. It could be equal. Granted, Sabathia is a better pitcher than Harden. And Harden is injury-prone. But credit to the Cubs. They weren’t going to sit back, and rely on their current roster, which, as currently assembled, is pretty darn good. It was a fun race to begin with, and these recent trades only heighten that. It’s going to be great summer, and a great race, in the NL Central.


July 8, 2008 - Posted by | Sports


  1. When healthy, Harden is one the most unhittable, most dominant pitchers in baseball. He baffles people. When healthy, Rich Harden is a better pitcher than Sabathia. I do agree, however, that Harden’s health issues make Sabathia more valuable.

    Comment by iamaneilfish | July 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. Here’s my take on it as a Cub fan.

    Comment by Pun | July 9, 2008 | Reply

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