Rosenthal On Diamondbacks, Hart, Rangers

Let's dive into the latest edition of Full Count from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports..

  • While Dan Haren's trade value isn't exactly peaking, the D'Backs have internally discussed moving the 29-year-old hurler.  Another option would be to move No. 2 starter Edwin Jackson.  The combined salary of the two pitchers is set to jump from roughly $12.8MM this season to $20.5MM in 2011.  That increase could be too much for Arizona to handle, even with Brandon Webb's salary coming off of the books.
  • The Brewers are once again drawing interest in outfielder Corey Hart.  The Giants, Padres, and A's are among the teams that could use a boost in the outfield and Milwaukee will seek starting pitching in return.  Rosenthal doesn't see the Giants as a fit because they won't part with any of their starters and their outfield situation has recently improved.  Meanwhile, the A's and Padres want to be comfortable with their overall health and chances before they make any moves.  If Jim Edmonds and Jody Gerut get healthy, Hart could be dealt.  Hart is under team control through 2011, should his team choose to tender him a contract.
  • The Rangers still believe that either Justin Smoak or Chris Davis will be their long-term answer at first base, but they could seek a veteran stopgap for the second half of the season.  Paul Konerko is likely too rich for their blood.  Cleveland's Russell Branyan would be a more economical solution.

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4 Comments on "Rosenthal On Diamondbacks, Hart, Rangers"

5 years 1 month ago

Gosh I really wish Hart keeps hitting like he is. I’m really starting to like him in Milwaukee, even though all of the off season bad blood occurred. If we can deal him to a legit contender towards the deadline for some decent pitching, I’d be ecstatic.

5 years 1 month ago

Could the mets get hare?

5 years 1 month ago

I’d be willing to trade Haren, just as long as the other team still values him as an ace, despite how he’s pitching.

But if we were going to deal Haren, we should’ve done it last year, when he had a Cy Young caliber first half.

5 years 1 month ago

and no mention of the nationals with hart? they supposedly were among those who inquired about him in spring training and they still desperately need a RF. especially one who’s under control for a couple of years.