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Tyler Skaggs is the PTBNL in the Haren deal

Jul 26, 2010, 9:13 AM EDT

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reported last night that Tyler Skaggs is the player to be named later in the Dan Haren deal.  Skaggs is a decent prospect: He just turned 19 and he’s 8-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 82.1 innings for low Class-A Cedar Rapids. Most folks project him to be a mid-rotation starter one day. That’s nice for the Dbacks given that the rest of their “haul” for Haren was so limp.  The trade is still a major win for the Angels, of course.

One note of dissent comes from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, who says that scouts he’s pooled are saying that the Dbacks “made out quite well in the Haren trade.” Maybe they’re overvaluing Skaggs.  Maybe there’s something wrong with Haren the majority of us aren’t seeing.

Obviously you can’t completely judge trades at the time they’re made. Based on what we know now, however, it still seems like the Angels got the better of this one by far. 

  1. TomTom - Jul 26, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Finish your sentence! I’m hanging on at the edge of my seat!

  2. Craig Calcaterra - Jul 26, 2010 at 9:28 AM


  3. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 26, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    I Still can’t see how Ruben Amaro doesn’t get Haren for J.A. Happ, who is younger and better than Saunders, plus a top-10 prospect and a couple AA guys. Seems to me this would have been a much better deal for the Diamondbacks than what they got. Haren didn’t have a no-trade to the Phillies as far as I know. Ruben showing he is over his head with the GM job once again.

  4. Old Gator - Jul 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Why do mothers still give their kids names like “Skaggs”?

  5. BC - Jul 26, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Any relation here?

  6. youngguns - Jul 26, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Who the F@#k do you think you are. the best part of you dripped down your mothers leg . A- hole

  7. youngguns - Jul 26, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Skaggs was the most consistant pitcher for Cedar Rapids. At 18 he lead all most all the pitching catagories for the Angels A teams. k/bb – whip – ground balls to fly balls – k/inning he was a mid west All-star and in the All-star game he struck out the games MVP. he had a stint of 19 2/3 scoreless innings. At 18 find a better pitcher.

  8. BC - Jul 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Dwight Gooden was better at 18.

  9. Old Gator - Jul 26, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Perhaps. However, I was raised to spell and punctuate correctly. What happened to you – were you home schooled in a trailer park? My naming, moreover, was a sensitive and forward-thinking affair. I was named “Old” after an uncle with progeria, and I was named “Gator” after “Old.”

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