Wednesday Wangdoodles 

July, 9, 2008
• Regarding the Harden trade … Blogger 27 Outs says the Cubs traded the A's pennies on the dollar for Harden. A's Nation is disappointed that the A's didn't get an impact bat (which seems to be their A-No. 1 need). Catfish Stew's Ken Arneson says this one really hurts, as the A's traded two flawed players for four flawed players. Bleed Cubbie Blue's Al Yellon says, "Good job, Jim Hendry. And stay healthy, Rich Harden."

Writing on this subject last night, I suggested a resemblance to the Mark Mulder trade, in which the A's did quite well for themselves. But as someone somewhere pointed out, we might also be reminded of the Tim Hudson trade, which didn't work out well for the A's at all. As a friend of mine used to say, "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains." Think about that for a while.

• First Doug Glanville, and now Milton Bradley's blogging in the Times? Bradley's first entry is solid, but tell me again: What makes this a blog rather than a column? Seriously. I really want to know.