Cubs decided risk worth the possible reward

Originally Published: July 8, 2008
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

So who's going to get traded to the NL Central on Wednesday? Johan Santana? Roy Halladay? Christy Mathewson?

OK, actually none of the above. But Rich Harden's trade to the Cubs on Tuesday proves that, all of a sudden, all roads in this sport really do lead to the Central time zone.

Cubs GM Jim Hendry was assuring everybody but Mike Ditka on Tuesday that it was just an astonishing coincidence that his team ace-napped Harden from Oakland one day after the Brewers wrested CC Sabathia ...

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