Sources: Teams lining up for D-backs' Haren — 4:28 p.m.
The suitors are lining up for Dan Haren — if the Diamondbacks decide to trade him.
The Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins and Tigers are all pursuing the right-hander, major-league sources say.
The same sources indicated that no deal was close as of Thursday afternoon.
Some in the industry have questioned whether Arizona will trade its ace, given that the organization doesn’t know who its general manager will be beyond the end of this season.
However, financial considerations could outweigh that factor.
Haren is affordable over the remainder of this year, with roughly $4 million due. But then he will earn $12.75 million in each of the next two seasons, followed by a $15.5 million club option for 2013.
If the Diamondbacks are overwhelmed by a prospect package, they may seize the opportunity to liberate themselves from that contract. That would enable the team to have greater roster flexibility heading into 2011.
— Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal
I think they should be fine with what's here now. No need to sell the farm for a good but not great pitcher. Not for Montero, who has finally caught on in AAA.
The price would have to be right, and it reportedly is far higher than I'd be willing to pay. If Arizona wants to be "wow'ed" by an offer, the Yankees should not be the highest bidder.
I'd trade Romine for Haren, though I doubt they would accept it. They don't have a catching need. It appears they want a pitcher.The Yankees are actively talking to the D’backs about Haren, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. If the Yanks can acquire Haren for prospects, Stark says they are poised to accelerate talks.
Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman, and Ivan Nova are our best pitching prospects, if the Tigers are dangling Jacob Turner, I doubt we could beat that.
I'd give them Joba if they wanted him...
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 07-23-2010 at 03:49 PM.
The DBacks have the worst pitching in the majors. They are most likely looking to get a ready to go starter and a prospect.
Job Chamberlain? Do not insult their intelligence.
Maybe, maybe the Yanks DBacks could do a MMontero, + Haren for JMontero, plus at least 2 pitching prospects from the Yanks
Too far fetched, I am sure. But it would give the Yanks a catcher immediately, rather than waiting for Jesus.
Does anyone have Haren's stats against AL East teams? Please post if you do.
If the Yankees do get Haren, they better not give up Montero or Nova for him; and I would be pretty sure that Vazquez would be trade by end of next week.
Plus Joba now has almost 3 years on the books. The DBacks are looking to stay away from players coming into arbitration.
They need a closer, but Joba no longer fits that bill
Ivan Nova was Rule 5 guy a couple years ago. The Yankees left him unprotected and he was picked up by I believe the Padres, he never made made the team and was offered back to us after Spring Training.
Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman, Ivan Nova, Joba Chamberlain (Pick 2) plus shortstop Eduardo Nunez. Maybe they could do better than that.. but that's probably as far as I would go unless they like some a different position prospect like Corban Joseph, Brandon Laird, David Adams.. whoever over Nunez. Though I think they could use a SS, Stephen Drew is a bust.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 07-23-2010 at 04:29 PM.
The DBacks are interesting:
C-Montero-A stud who can be at that position for a number of years for them
1B-A Laroche-I would guess a trade chip here.
2b-K Johnson-Not sure how long they control him, but he is having a career year
SS-Drew-I would assume they still like him
3B -Reynolds- He will be around a while
CF C Young-having a 2nd career year
LF-They need help
They are not set too bad positionally. Ian Kennedy has been a revelation. I think they control E Jackson only for another year or 2.
Bullpen, as we said, a mess.
It really comes down to arms.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 07-23-2010 at 04:35 PM.