Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Slap Hitter: Harden Trade Looking Even Stupider Than it Did Originally

Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 8:31 PM

And it looked pretty dumb then.

Tonight Rich Harden, in the middle of a pennant race absolutely and completely dominated a division rival in a shutout performance. The guy the A's got for Harden, Sean Gallagher, um not so much, getting battered by the Minnesota Twins in another in a series of rotten, rotten starts. Remember Harden wasn't going anywhere, not even the disabled list. At the time we thought it was a crap trade. And the .170 averages sported by acquired stiffs Matt Murton and Eric Patterson only add to the tragi-comic summary of the heist.

And it looked pretty dumb then.

Tonight Rich Harden, in the middle of a pennant race absolutely and completely dominated a division rival in a shutout performance. The guy the A's got for Harden, Sean Gallagher, um not so much, getting battered by the Minnesota Twins in another in a series of odious, rotten starts. Remember Harden wasn't going anywhere, not even the disabled list. At the time we thought it was a crap trade. And the .170 averages sported by acquired stiffs Matt Murton and Eric Patterson only add to the tragi-comic summary of the heist.

If the A's lose tomorrow, it will be eleven straight series' without a victory. That's a Summer o' Losing. Yesterday Justin Duchscherer, our sole All-Star limped off the mound with a probable season-ending injury. That means he won't have to be around the team when it gets to battle the more hapless Seattle Mariners; a team just as determined to give up 13 runs a game from now until October. Can't wait to see what happens when the two weak willies of the west meet later this season. My guess is they'll just post a plausible box score and just not play at all. Maybe they can sit around the tube and see how the Cubs are doing?— Kibby Kleiman

Most Popular Stories

Best of the East Bay

2020

© 2021 Telegraph Media    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation