So, I totally didn't see the Harden trade coming, but it makes me very happy. Of course, Buster Olney has to immediately harsh my buzz by referring to him as a "Mark Prior redux", meaning that the dude has spent his fair share of time on the DL during his six-year career. Hopefully he's not a total d-bag as well to complete the comparison. But anyway, after two days of convincing myself that I wasn't worried about the Sabathia trade,I feel even more relaxed about the whole thing. Especially since Sheets is due for his annual month's vacation on the DL. Enjoy those towel-drills Ben!
The one thing is, doesn't St. Louis have to do something now? I mean, Carpenter isn't coming back this year and the rest of rotation is starting to show a little rust, so now they gotta go out and get someone just to keep up with the Joneses. Hmmmm.... I know they were tossing around bringing in Barry Bonds during the off-season, maybe they'll decide to bring back the other steroid-ridden asshole that no major league team wants to touch. Hey Calvin, howsabout Roget Clemens in a Cards uniform?