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That sure didn't take long! This was in the works for a while, but things actually got more intense after CC went to the Brewers. As and Cubs seems to have a very good relationship for these kind of things (see: last year's Jason Kendall trade), so that it happened isn't a big surprise. No one was expecting it today.

Going to the As:

* Sean Gallagher - should eventually be a 2/3 starter, the prize of the deal
* Eric Patterson - utility guy who possibly could start at 2B
* Matt Murton - FREED! extra OF
* Josh Donaldson - A level catcher, who walked a lot before this season

Going to the Cubs:
* Rich Harden - club option for 2009 for $7mil (surely picked up if he stays healthy)
* Chad Gaudin - headed to the 'pen, takes Gallagher's spot as likely starter if Marquis falters (or Harden or someone else gets hurt.)

Best possible pitcher for the Cubs to pick up - I liked this option much more than AJ Burnett or anyone else floated.

I really like Gallagher, more than most fans of this team so too and think he's got some good stuff ahead of him. E Pat could go either way, but Gallagher is how this deal is going to be judged.

(edited by thecubsfan on 8.7.08 1751)


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I have to hand it to the Cubs. Not only do they look for real but they realize this is their year and didn't hesitate to counter the Brewers' move. Honestly I didn't think the Brewers were to catch the Cubs even with Sabathia so I definitely don't think they are going to now.

The wild card is winnable for the Brewers though since nobody in the East or West seems to like winning very much.



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You have to wonder why the A's would do this deal. Harden has an affordable contract and there still in the race.

(edited by edoug on 8.7.08 1906)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
    Originally posted by edoug
    You have to wonder why the A's would do this deal. Harden has an affordable contract and there still in the race.

    (edited by edoug on 8.7.08 1906)


No complaints from this Angels fan. At this point, the Angels could implode and go under .500 for the rest of the season and still take the AL West, especially if the A's keep the party going and ship Joe Blanton somewhere.

I can't remember the last time the Cubs have had a solid and durable 1-2 combination. This is definitely their year.

And before anyone says "Wood and Prior", I said DURABLE 1-2 combination. I realize it's brittle Rich Harden, but in terms of durability, he's Cal Ripken compared to Wood and Prior.




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Well, it was nice while it lasted.

Before the season I picked the Cards to finish third with a winning record...and that's exactly where they're headed.



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    Originally posted by edoug
    You have to wonder why the A's would do this deal. Harden has an affordable contract and there still in the race.

    (edited by edoug on 8.7.08 1906)


I think in large part it has to do with the A's confidence in Harden staying healthy. He's having a great season and hasn't spent too much time on the DL. Why take the risk in him injuring himself again (thus lowering his trade value?).

As for the Cubs, a nice pick up which shows they mean business. A good trade all around IMHO.



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Your move, Cardinals. Didn't they have some interested in AJ Burnett back in the winter of 2005? Maybe they can move one of their excess outfield bats to Toronto. Since I'm a crazy optimistic Jays fan, maybe they'll deal Colby Rasmus (ok, maybe I'm not that crazy).



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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    The wild card is winnable for the Brewers though since nobody in the East or West seems to like winning very much.


Yeah, but St. Louis sure likes winning a bunch.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Your move, Cardinals. Didn't they have some interested in AJ Burnett back in the winter of 2005? Maybe they can move one of their excess outfield bats to Toronto. Since I'm a crazy optimistic Jays fan, maybe they'll deal Colby Rasmus (ok, maybe I'm not that crazy).


We'll give you Anthony Reyes, Matt Clement, Chris Duncan and Joe Mather for Burnett. Have your people call my people and we'll get it done.



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Speaking of durable former Oakland pitchers, Mark Mulder returned, and actually faced 3 batters before injuring himself again.
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Speaking of durable former Oakland pitchers, Mark Mulder returned, and actually faced 3 batters before injuring himself again.


He's done. FA after this season and the Cards won't touch him. Anyone who does for more than the league minimum is begging to be fired.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.76
    Originally posted by PeterStork
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      Your move, Cardinals. Didn't they have some interested in AJ Burnett back in the winter of 2005? Maybe they can move one of their excess outfield bats to Toronto. Since I'm a crazy optimistic Jays fan, maybe they'll deal Colby Rasmus (ok, maybe I'm not that crazy).


    We'll give you Anthony Reyes, Matt Clement, Chris Duncan and Joe Mather for Burnett. Have your people call my people and we'll get it done.


It seems like the Cardinals always make a big play and land a big name without giving up much. I'd have to do some real research to find out what the three guys from the McGwire trade or the three guys from the Larry Walker trade are doing these days.

They'll probably end up sending Skip Shoemaker to the Yanks for Joba and cash.
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    Originally posted by djpetti
    They'll probably end up sending Skip Shoemaker to the Yanks for Joba and cash.
Yeah...Maybe the Yanks should throw in Wang and Cano along with Joba and said cash.
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