Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
"cincinnati may have asked oakland about rich harden, and they are interested in him as BP help not as a starter, but oakland wants bailey and more."
That would be really bright. Take one of the most prominent young starters in baseball, and stick him in the bullpen.
If Billy beane trades Harden, he's probably hurt, or Krivsky is blackmailing him.
The only possible reason why I could see doing so is because they think he'd last longer that way. And because they have "enough" starters and not enough relievers.