Cubs-Astros: Tonight’s Starter is…

August 31, 2009 by  

Evidently, Rich Harden.

The waiver deadline has come and gone, and Rich Harden is still a Cub. He'll make his next scheduled start tonight against the Astros.

Odd, odd move.

My biggest complaint with this Cubs team has been that they they've been happy to maintain the status-quo.

They won't go into sell mode, and start some early planning for next season. And worse, they won't upgrade a terribly flawed team, even as they hang on to some hope of a wild card berth.

So what do they do? True to form, spend a week in serious talks to move Harden, only to walk away, evidently happy to play on.

A couple of needed wins against the Mets have put them within five games or so of the front-running Giants, an...

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