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Sabathia, Harden on Cubs radar?
Trading season is only about a month away, and suddenly Alfonso Soriano's broken hand is looking as much like a timely opportunity to showcase potential bargaining chips as a cause for concern. Matt Murton and Eric Patterson platooned in left during the first weekend of the City Series, combining to go 7-for-11 with two walks in the three games. Carlos Zambrano's injury and the recent hitting of Jim Edmonds makes it more likely that GM Jim Hendry will pursue pitching -- C.C. Sabathia and Rich Harden top the list -- than another left-handed bat.
Definately go for CC Sabathia, definately. He is one year removed from the Cy Young Award and is a gat pitcher who can throw a variety of filthy pitches. If he gets on a Cubs team with top notch run support he would be unstoppable. And to get him, they would be perfectly in line for a World Series shot against Boston (probably in my opinion). With the recent hitting of Jim Edmonds I thihk that would really put Rich Harden off of the list for the Cubs. They have great power, speed and averge on there team in Fukudome, Edmonds, Lee Soriano, Ryan Theriot and Aramas Ramirez. Getting Harden would just add to their already top batting lineup.
Also Zambrano recently got injured so I think it would be good to add more or less, a "second ace" into the rotation already with Zambrano. Also Dempster, Lilly and Marquis are pitching great. With that rotation of five the pitching for the Cubs would top the Red Sox and put them in a great place.
Also, just a thought, since closer Kerry Wood is great but really aging and on the decline of his career, they might also want to shop for a big time closer as well. He right now is 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA and 19 saves on the year. That is solid and definately even better for a late 30's guy or maybe older.