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UPDATE: The Yankees are the front-runners for Dan Haren

Jul 23, 2010, 6:58 PM EDT

7:05 PM: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, there are growing indications that the Yankees are the front-runners for Dan Haren.

Rosenthal writes that the Tigers can’t be ruled out, either, but a source tells him that the D-Backs are telling interested clubs that they are in “advanced negotiations” with one team.

5:15 PM: So much for Brian Cashman’s “we don’t need pitching; we only tied to get Cliff Lee because he’s a special case” stuff.  Jayson Stark and Ed Price are reporting today that the Yankees are interested in Dan Haren.

Price goes further and says that the Yankees are “pushing hard” for Haren, and that a trade could happen within a couple of days.  He also cautions to “take w/salt” however.  I assume that means be skeptical and not to consider Dan Haren with the Yankees while watching the new Angelina Jolie movie. But hey, it is trade rumor season and so little of what gets said makes sense.

  1. cusoman - Jul 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    All of this just reeks of the Yankees trying to drive the prices up of these pitchers by getting involved.

  2. Al - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    No, I am sorry the Yankees are not interested in Dan Haren. If they have interest in anyone it would be Ted Lilly. A lefty is what they want. I don’t believe anything that comes out of Craigs Calcaterra’s mouth or Jayson Stark’s either. They are uninformed wannabe writers who write for MSNBC which is as low as you can go in the sporting world.
    It makes no sense for Dan Haren to join this team! Where did you hear this in the Men’s room at Fenway Park? Give me a break!

  3. Pisano - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Dead wrong , the Yankees want him , and hopefully they put the Fat Toad (Joba) in the deal .

  4. alterity - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    You must be right, as I assume you have access to the Yankees’ front office and/or a mind-reading device. Oh, and speaking of uninformed: Stark writes for ESPN. That’s the lowest of the low.

  5. Utley's hair - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    “I don’t believe anything that comes out of Craigs Calcaterra’s mouth or Jayson Stark’s either. They are uninformed wannabe writers who write for MSNBC which is as low as you can go in the sporting world.”

    And yet, here you are, reading what Craig wrote about what Stark wrote. Interesting.

  6. Craig Calcaterra - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    And actually, neither Stark nor I write for MSNBC. He writes for ESPN. I write for NBC Sports.com, which is often linked by MSNBC.
    But thanks for playing!

  7. Utley's hair - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Hey, Craig, where’s our recommended daily allowance of Tiffany?

  8. Craig Calcaterra - Jul 23, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Sorry, but Tiffany is out of town on assignment today, so you had to miss out. There should be plenty next week though.

  9. Professor Longnose - Jul 23, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Great baseball coverage moment of the day: a few minutes before 7, MLB network reported the rumor of Haren possibly going to the Yankees, then showed live batting practice footage of Haren picking up two baseball bats and leaving the field. Could it be he’s leaving the field because he’s been traded, they speculated?
    Silly, but fun nonetheless. They followed up by showing footage of the Pirates’ parrott, claiming it looked like he’d been traded, too.

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