Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Consider the Twins also picked up Ron Mahay and Jon Rauch, they're certainly buying. Good to see the Twins pushing for once. I wonder if it's driven buy the Mauer and Morneau long term situation -- either showing them that they're trying to win to get a long term deal done or trying to win while they still have them...
I don't see this as building. Harden is a 5-6 inning tops, injury prone pitcher, who will be a free agent after this season. This may help them to stay in contention in the AL Central, but I think both the Sox and Tigers are better, and they aren't taking the WC.
The Cubs would have to be stupid to not deal Harden. Guy just isn't anything more than a middle to back of the rotation pitcher due to his injuries and innings limits.