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Dan Haren isn't going anywhere

Jul 16, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

We’ve heard several times that the Diamondbacks want a ton in return for Dan Haren, but every team peddling top talent says stuff like that so I haven’t given it much thought. Jon Heyman reports today, however, that Arizona is really serious:

One GM said he heard the asking price for Haren, who is reasonably
salaried (he’s due $12.75M next season) for a bona fide young ace and
signed through 2012, is two starters plus bullpen help.

Deep thought: why would any team with two starters to spare that anyone else would want need to to trade for Dan Haren?

Methinks he’s not going anywhere.

  1. MG19 - Jul 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    thats why their the diamondbacks of late…what a retarded asking price

  2. Jonny5 - Jul 16, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Well , they must not want to let him go. It’s like asking 20 grand for a 1985 Ford Escort. Hey, it’s in good shape though.

  3. ben s - Jul 16, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Wait, I assume you mean two top starters, right? Not just two projected back end starters.

  4. beezo - Jul 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Really the d backs don’t need to deal and they shouldn’t. They have offense, just no pitching or bullpen. If webb comes back next year and they can add some bullpen arms they can contend.

  5. Utley's hair - Jul 16, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Two starters and bullpen help? Hmmm…Blanton, Werth and a pair of binoculars?

  6. karl - Jul 16, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Slowey, Blackburn, and AJ Burnett

  7. Sign Ahead - Jul 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    I think the they’re looking for two almost-ready-for-the-big-show starters, Craig. Or young fixer-uppers with good potential, like Ian Kennedy. Their trade partners wouldn’t be pulling starting pitchers out of their current rotation. They’d be trading future potential for present-day gains.
    Even so, this is probably just idle fishing on the Diamondbacks’ part. If someone wants to meet their asking price, they get some young pitchers who can mature alongside their young offensive core. If they don’t, then they still have Dan Haren for two more seasons. To a Diamondbacks fan, this looks suspiciously like prudence. I’m crossing my fingers and praying that they don’t revert to past years’ form and do something rash to salvage an unsalvageable season.

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