The A's have traded Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin to the Cubs:
The Chicago Cubs have acquired pitcher Rich Harden from the Oakland Athletics in a six-player trade, a day after the rival Milwaukee Brewers landed CC Sabathia.
The Cubs will receive the right-handed Harden and righty Chad Gaudin for pitcher Sean Gallagher, outfielders Matt Murton and Eric Patterson, and minor leaguer John Donaldson.
My initial reaction is...really?
That's the best the A's could do for Rich Harden?
I assume that John Donaldson is actually Josh Donaldson, who is a sandwich pick from last year who is doing nothing in the MWL.
I assume the A's love Gallagher, because there's not a lot else there they are getting.