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Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

Posted on: July 30, 2011 9:58 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 10:49 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

With Hiroki Kuroda and Ubaldo Jimenez coming off the trade block Saturday, the Red Sox had to resort to a lesser addition. They got it in the injury-prone yet very talented Rich Harden, from the A's. The Red Sox are sending Lars Anderson and a player to be named later to Oakland (Danny Knobler).

Harden, 29, has long been one of the more talented pitchers in the majors, but his arm has deteriorated over the years due to many injuries. He went 5-1 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 71 innings after he was traded to the Cubs in July of 2008. This season, however, Harden's got a 4.30 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with a lower strikeout rate. He's only made five starts this season, all in July after returning from injury.

Anderson, 23, is a Triple-A first baseman. He was expendable for the Red Sox with Adrian Gonzalez in house. Anderson is hitting .261/.362/.420 with 10 homers and 57 RBI in 102 games.

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 11:50 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

Um, Starblazer, everyone reported the deal fell through, including us (check Knobler's blog). This was an old post and it only said the deal was reportedly done. And it was. The Red Sox saw Harden's medicals and tried to change the offer and the A's backed out. If you're going to try and single us out for being "wrong," you should at least be right.

- Matt



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

Glad the deal fell through.   There's no doubt Harden has good stuff ... but how long would he have held up.  The Red Sox don't need a guy that will win a few games in August only to get hurt and not be there in October.  With the playoffs all but a lock, the Sox really need to add a guy that will BE THERE and be healthy when they need him, and that's in the playoffs.  I still can't believe the Sox didn't jump on tryin to get Fister from Seattle, especially seein that he was acquired for a bag of bolts.   Anyway .. plan B better be in the works, it'sl deadline time.




Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 11:43 am
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

With and coming off the trade block Saturday, the had to resort to a lesser addition. They got it in the injury-prone yet very talented , from the A's. The Red Sox are sending Lars Anderson and a player to be named later to Oakland ().

Harden, 29, has long been one of the more talented pitchers in the majors, but his arm has deteriorated over the years due to many injuries. He went 5-1 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 71 innings after he was traded to the in July of 2008. This season, however, Harden's got a 4.30 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with a lower strikeout rate. He's only made five starts this season, all in July after returning from injury.

Anderson, 23, is a Triple-A first baseman. He was expendable for the Red Sox with in house. Anderson is hitting .261/.362/.420 with 10 homers and 57 RBI in 102 games
Wrong! Yahoo! Sports has reported the deal fell through. CBS is wrong, yet again.



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

"Once again other teams making the Red Sox/Yankees better by giving them proven players for essentially nothing. Losing this prospect means jack squat to the Red Sox. Teams should boycott trading established players to these teams unless they get established players and prospects in return."

Harden is proven to do one thing only - get hurt. 


Prospects mean nothing to the Sox?  Ellsbury, Youkilis, Pedroia. Buchholz, Papelbon, Bard, Lester, and Reddick, are ALL Sox prospects.  Anderson means nothing, b/c Gonzalez will man 1B for the next 7 years.

What I don't understand is Billy Beane's penchant for trading for 1B/OF types.  He has Carter, Michael Taylor, etc, I don't get it.        
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Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

Once again other teams making the Red Sox/Yankees better by giving them proven players for essentially nothing. Losing this prospect means jack squat to the Red Sox. Teams should boycott trading established players to these teams unless they get established players and prospects in return.


WAH WAH, what are you a little bitch, boycott, must be 12



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

RealDealKO, they did get prospects in return.  Your suggested solution to the "problem" is exactly what already happens.  Good job, ace.



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

Once again other teams making the Red Sox/Yankees better by giving them proven players for essentially nothing. Losing this prospect means jack squat to the Red Sox. Teams should boycott trading established players to these teams unless they get established players and prospects in return.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Report: A's send Harden to Red Sox

I was really looking forward to Lars Anderson as a pro, and I guess I still am.   Seems like he's been thisclose to being in the bigs for the last 5 years!


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