Jim Hendry’s Rich Harden Gamble Becoming a Loss?

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in MLB
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Back in July, there were some people that thought the Cubs should have traded pitcher Rich Harden. I was among those that though Harden, having a good, healthy season, had arguably the highest trade value of his career and could have helped the future of the Cubs at the expense of a lost 2009 campaign. Cubs GM Jim Hendry didn't agree; Harden stayed in Chicago. Then, in August, we learned that the Minnesota Twins placed a waiver claim on Harden. Around the same time the Anaheim Angels won a waiver claim on, and paid a fairly steep price for, an underwhelming Scott Kazmir. Again, I was part of the group that thought the Cubs should see what they could get for Harden and, even if it was only prospects, should move the starter before his contract ended in October. However, other fans thought i ...

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