%$#@%! Living in San Francisco I am an A's fan and have loved watching Harden this year ... especially cuz I picked him up off the WW while he was on the DL and have been reaping the rewards.
This stinks for the A's. That team is forever finding new ways to alienate its fans. Murton, Patterson, Gallagher? Yaaaawn. Harden was downright exciting. He was a key contributor to a semi-surprising 48-41 record. It's not like the A's are out of it ... six games behind LAA, but hey.
How many good to great pitchers have the A's lost or jettisoned in recent years? Hudson, Haren, Harden, Harang. Zito, Mulder. No doubt I''m forgetting a few. Well, at least we get WGN here. Vent over and out.