Plenty of ifs with Rich Harden trade

Plenty of ifs with Rich Harden trade

There are 24 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 8, 2008, titled Plenty of ifs with Rich Harden trade. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Let's call this what it is: a consolation prize. A very nice consolation prize, but not Door No.

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common sense

Rockford, IL

#22 Jul 9, 2008
gee, I guess that glass is half-empty. I think the Cubs ended up with a better deal than the Brewers. CC cost them LaPorta that is head and shoulders above any of the ex-Cubs traded for Harden and Gaudin. Cubs got 2 for 4 while the Brewers got 1 for 3 with the 1 guaranteed only for the rest of the year at a higher price. If, and a big if, Harden fails, Gaudin can pitch for him like he did in Oakland and did well there. Much more options with this trade that the Brewers trade. I see the glass as half full.
beautiful squirrel

Milwaukee, WI

#23 Jul 9, 2008
To say that the Cubs getting Harden is a reaction to the Brewers getting CC is ridiculous. The Cub's goal this season is not to have a better pitching rotation than the Brewers -- it is to WIN THE WORLD SERIES. The Cubs knew in spring training that they were going to need another starter to be the best team in the majors -- if not more than that. Hendry is simply filling a hole that he thought needed to be filled to win a championship. What the Brewers do has nothing to do with it.

Dana Point, CA

#24 Jul 10, 2008
Rich Harden = Mark Mulder

Billy Bean still hasn't lost his touch.
The Great Gazoo

Des Plaines, IL

#25 Jul 10, 2008
Way, way, way too much attention is given to a team when they acquire one pitcher, a guy who has a say in a game once every five days.

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