According to WSCR-670 in Chicago, Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin has been traded to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Matt Murton, Eric Patterson, Sean Gallagher and catching prospect Josh Donaldson.
Jim Hendry's got a press conference going right now.
I find this to be a solid deal for both teams. Billy Beane must not think his boys can do it this year. Talk about a guy that's not afraid to pull the trigger.
Matthew's Edit for 75 words: As much as I want Bedard on the 2009 team, I'd be on the phone to St. Louis right now seeing how desperate they feel with Milwaukee landing Sabathia and Chicago nabbing Harden.