Starting pitcher Rich Harden is now a Chicago Cub.
In a six player deal that also sent Oakland reliever Chad Gaudin to Chi Town, Athletic GM Billy Beane has once again traded away young talent for younger, this time acquiring pitcher Sean Gallagher, outfielders Matt Murton and Eric Patterson and minor leaguer Josh Donaldson.
This is not a good trade for Oakland. All of the players that Beane just received have yet to come any where close of their perceived talent. This is just another case of Billy Ball run rampant.