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Padres interested in Dan Haren and Shaun Marcum

Nov 24, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

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Padres general manager Josh Byrnes admitted earlier this month that Dan Haren was among the “eight to 10” starting pitchers the club was very interested in. Bill Center of the San Diego-Union Tribune said in his weekly webchat yesterday that the Padres haven’t wavered on that, though they will likely have to wait to see if he’ll fall in their price range.

The Padres are still interested in Haren. It’s going to be a wait and see game. I’m sure the Padres have a ceiling on what they might spend for Haren. Josh Byrnes and Haren have an excellent working relationship. But this is a money game. Byrnes is playing it close to the vest. Towers and Hoyer would usually tell you how much they had to spend on free agents. Byrnes is much keener on keeping his options secret.

The Padres aren’t a realistic destination for a top starting pitcher like Zack Greinke or Anibal Sanchez, but they could make sense for a pitcher like Haren, who is coming off a down year and carries health questions. Center also notes that the team has interest in Shaun Marcum, who falls under a similar classification. The Padres are moving the fences at PETCO Park for 2013, but it should still be a pretty nice place for pitchers to reestablish their value.

  1. brandedthefirst - Nov 24, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    This is such a nail biting edge of your seat …Zzzz….Zzzz….Zzzz… Er.. Empfff what what’s going on here?

  2. brandedthefirst - Nov 24, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    In other words its slow right now Ina’s far as baseball news goes. There are most likely 20 teams interested in ten pitchers and Haren I’m sure is on those lists.

  3. mathieug79 - Nov 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    I would really like the Jays to sign Dan Haren or even Brandon McCarthy. Both could be signed instead of giving up prospects. On one or two year deals, this could work out. Happ can then be long releif or pitching depth instead of our #5 starter. Then we can go out and get a 2B and most of our holes are filled and we can compete each and every night! unlike the last 20 years lol

  4. BigBeachBall - Nov 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Its fun watching all the quasi baseball fans subordinate the pads…. Makes it all the more sweeter when we bounce your favorite team in full sleeper mode…

  5. professormaddog31 - Nov 24, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    As long as Shaun Marcum doesn’t darken the doors at Wrigley Field, Turner Field, or Miller Park I don’t really care where he ends up. Good riddance.

  6. footballguy58 - Nov 25, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    professor, I am curious, what is your dislike for Marcum? I ask because I’ve never heard anyone say anything negative about the guy. Is it strictly a baseball thing, or something else?

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