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Cubs get Dick Harden

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by tromadz, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    I love this. Brewers make a move for a good pitcher, and the Cubs do the same...even though they DONT HAVE TO! Rich Harden(5-1, 2.34 era) will be a welcome addition, I hope he faces Sabathia(6-8, 3.83 era). That'd be neat.

    Cubs also got Chad Gaudin, who will go right into the bullpen.

    AND (yeah, we're not done yet) the Cubs got rid of Eric Patterson! Why anyone would agree to this trade is nuts. We also weren't using Murton. Gallagher needs work. A's are looking for the future(and it isnt looking bright if they bank on these specific guys) and the Cubs are going for the gold.

    Dick Hard(en)!
     
  2. porky88

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    Now you have a 1-2 punch capable of matching up with Milwaukee and Arizona.

    The way the NL is shaping up you could argue it's possible that we see a Chicago vs. Milwaukee NLCS or St. Louis vs. Chicago or St. Louis vs. Milwaukee.

    Who would of thought that at the start of the year?
     
  3. cheesey

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    Whats his nickname......."Viagra???"
     
  4. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    Rick Harden and Ryan Dempster... yay Canuks. :D
     
  5. PackOne

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  6. Raider Pride

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    You do not need to worry about the D Backs. They are a huge flop compared to how they started out.

    However, This is all moot.

    The World Series Champions are going to be the Angeles.
     
  7. Raider Pride

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    A pitcher that's been injured six time in six years... not bad. However, when added to a rotation with Zambrano and Dempster...damn. Plus Gaudin isn't bad at all. I just want to know what the A's were trying to get out of this besides a pile of steaming poo (that some people call prospects).

    I still think the best 1-2 punch as far as pitchers is the D'backs with Webb and Haren but they have no one else in the rotation to hold them. The cubs kind of do, and the Brewers have a lot of inconsistent pitchers. If Bush keeps pitching well though I'd have to take the Brewers in the end.
     
  9. tromadz

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    The Cubs didnt NEED to do this move, thus they will likely take very very good care of Harden. healthwise. And hey, nobody has more experience with hurt pitchers than the Cubs, so they know what to do in these situations. :)
     
  10. gopackgo

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    Fold in the playoffs?
     
  11. tromadz

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    probably. I think it will be a WS choke job though.
     
  12. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Gotta love Cubbie fans.. they have no illusions about their club.. sooner or later in every season.. they piss it away. Think of the millions saved in therapy.. :lol:
     
  13. Zeus

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    Zambrano
    Dempster
    Harden

    That's a 1-2-3 punch. Plus, setting aside yesterday's crappy game against the Reds, you can add 9-game winner Ted Lilly to the list for a 7-game series.

    Oh yeah, baby, Go Cubs!

    =Z=
    I'm wearing my Fukudome jersey!
     
  14. Zeus

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    Cubs fans (such as myself) understand and know that THIS IS OUR YEAR.






    Right up until they choke.

    =Z=
     
  15. gopackgo

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    If the Cubs don't make the World Series, I will thoroughly surprised. They have far and away the best team in the NL (on paper of course).
     
  16. josdin00

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    I don't know why you assume that Cubs fans have grown a sense of humor about their team..... :wink:

    [align=center]A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request - Steve Goodman
    [flash width=425 height=350]http://www.youtube.com/v/7xBxZGQ1dJk.swf[/flash]

    By the shore's of old Lake Michigan
    Where the "hawk wind" blows so cold
    An old Cub fan lay dying
    In his midnight hour that tolled
    All around his bed, his friends had gathered
    They knew his time was short
    And up on his head they put a bright blue cap
    From his all-time favorite sport
    He told them, "Its late and its getting dark in here
    And I know its time to go
    But before I leave the line-up,
    there's just one thing I'd like to know

    Do they still play the blues in Chicago
    When baseball season rolls around
    When the snow melts away,
    Do the Cubbies still play
    In their ivy-covered burial ground
    When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
    But now they only bring fatigue
    To the home of the brave
    The land of the free
    And the doormat of the National League"

    He told his friends "You know the law of averages says:
    Anything will happen that can
    But the last time the Cubs won a National League pennant
    Was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan"
    The Cubs made me a criminal
    That's what they did.
    They stole my youth from me
    I'd forsake my teachers
    To go sit in the bleachers
    In flagrant truancy

    and then one thing led to another
    and soon I'd discovered alcohol, gambling, dope
    football, hockey, lacrosse,
    But what do you expect,
    When you raise up a young boy's hopes
    And then just crush 'em like so many paper beer cups.
    Year after year after year

    after year, after year, after year, after year, after year

    Until those hopes are just so much popcorn
    for the pigeons beneath the 'L' tracks to eat
    He said, "You know I'll never see Wrigley Field, anymore before my eternal rest
    So if you have your pencils and score cards ready,
    then I'll read you my last request
    He said, "Give me a double header funeral in Wrigley Field
    On some sunny weekend day (no lights)
    Have the organ play the "National Anthem"
    and then a little 'na, na, na, na, hey hey, hey, Goodbye'
    Make six bullpen pitchers, carry my coffin
    and six grounds keepers clear my path
    Have the umpires bark me out at every base
    In all their holy wrath
    Its a beautiful day for a funeral, Hey Ernie, lets play two!
    Somebody go get Jack Brickhouse to come back,
    and conduct just one more interview
    Have the Cubbies run right out into the middle of the field,
    Have Keith Moreland drop a routine fly
    Give everybody two bags of peanuts and a frosty malt
    And I'll be ready to die

    Build a big fire on home plate out of your Louisville Sluggers baseball bats,
    And toss my coffin in
    Let my ashes blow in a beautiful snow
    From the prevailing 30 mile an hour southwest wind
    When my last remains go flying over the left-field wall
    Will bid the bleacher bums adieu
    And I will come to my final resting place, out on Waveland Avenue

    The dying man's friends told him to cut it out
    They said stop it. Boy, that's an awful shame
    He whispered, "Don't Cry, we'll meet by and by near the Heavenly Hall of Fame
    He said, "I've got season's tickets to watch the Angels now,
    So thats just what I'm going to do
    He said, "but you the living, you're stuck here with the Cubs,
    So its me that feels sorry for you!"

    And then he said, "Ahh Play, play that lonesome losers tune,
    gosh, it's the one I like the best"
    And he closed his eyes, and slipped away
    What we got is the Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
    And here it is

    Do they still play the blues in Chicago
    When baseball season rolls around
    When the snow melts away,
    Do the Cubbies still play
    In their ivy-covered burial ground
    When I was a boy they were my pride and joy
    But now they only bring fatigue
    To the home of the brave
    The land of the free
    And the doormat of the National League[/align]

    (Among the other songs Steve Goodman wrote is "Go, Cubs, Go", which they now play after every win at Wrigley. He was a huge cubs fan.)
     

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