Cubs trade four players to A's for pitchers Harden, Gaudin

Updated: July 9, 2008, 2:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- One day after the Milwaukee Brewers landed an ace, the Chicago Cubs answered.

Intent on ending their 100-year drought without a World Series title, the NL Central leaders acquired talented right-hander Rich Harden in a six-player deal with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

"He's got really good stuff," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "He knows how to win. A welcome addition."

With CC Sabathia going to Milwaukee, Harden was the best available pitcher, Cubs general manager ...

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