Haren Would Consider Trades

Dan Haren told Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com that he would accept a trade under the right circumstances. As Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported this weekend, Haren can veto deals to 12 teams, thanks to a clause in his contract. Haren does have his preferences, though he would consider trades.

“I was born and raised on the West Coast,” he said. “Obviously staying on the West Coast would be nice. If I went to the East, if a trade came with a team on my no-trade [list], I would have to consider it.”

Haren realizes his unspectacular 2010 numbers and substantial (but team-friendly) contract may make it tricky for the Diamondbacks to complete a trade. The D’Backs have not received concrete offers for Haren, though the Phillies appear to be discussing a deal for a top pitcher.

Haren has a 4.60 ERA this season, with 8.9 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9. He is set to earn $12.75MM in each of the next two seasons, and his team will have the option of paying him $15.5MM in 2013 or buying him out for $3.5MM.

15 Responses to Haren Would Consider Trades Leave a Reply

  1. we all know this article was definetley not published because of what the rumors are regarding of the phillies tonight.

  2. Montero1220 5 years ago

    I have always been a Haren fan and I think he would fit nicely with the Yanks despite having an off first half. We need all the starting pitching we can get with Burnett/Hughes issues and Pettitte’s injury. He’s always been a guy who doesn’t always pitch to his potential but has lots of promise. Maybe pitching for a contender can liven him up and return him to his 2008 form. Who knows? Phillies are in on him though and Cashman just said that he doesn’t want to trade for a SP. Just wishful thinking I guess…

  3. dudewheresmygrl 5 years ago

    He needs a change of scenery, probably bored playing for the D-backs. 19 games out? The man is a front runner, throw him in a pennant race, it’ll get his adrenaline going, probably bring out the best in him.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      His strikeout rates and walk rates are fantastic–better than normal in fact. Don’t ding his character because he’s having an unusual home run spike.

      • dudewheresmygrl 5 years ago

        Oh no, I’m not dinging his character at all. I just mean it can be natural for someone to kind of mail it in (see Carter, Vince) on a bad team. Being a front runner isn’t a bad thing, I’m just saying a pennant race would probably bring out the best in him.

        • aap212 5 years ago

          Haren was outstanding on the 2007 A’s. Good players don’t mail in seasons. Carter’s a featherweight who could never be the best player on a good team. And in the NBA, that means something.

  4. aap212 5 years ago

    That contract is so very tasty. I’ll keep beating the drum: I’d vastly prefer Haren and his contract to whatever Cliff Lee is going to sign.

  5. rockiesmagicnumber 5 years ago

    come to Colorado Dan we love you

  6. Make the move Dealin’ Dan O! Then trade for Cantu…you can make these things happen..we know you can! (and possibly try to sneak away with Dotal, Meek, or Kevin Gregg at the deadline). We’re not asking for too much right? I’m just asking for a shot to win the division with a few more proven players at the expense of some depth/prospects.

  7. Come back to St. Louis. You already said you wanted to come back at some point. Might as well make it now.

  8. $3081341 5 years ago

    Call up Dombrowski in Detroit, I’m sure he’d be willing to listen. Or perhaps those Twinkies who could use a frontline starter to get them over the hump. Minayas another. N.Y. could be 1 player away from making that division competitive (as if it wasn’t already). Also include Dusty’s team. Could you imagine a rotation of Cueto, Leake, Volquez, & Haren. Actually more like

    1. Haren

    2. Arroyo

    3. Leake

    4. Volquez

    Nobody on the west coast needs a pitcher. Colorado & L.A. maybe but L.A.’s got their own issues to worry about with their owner, & I doubt O’Dowd would be willing to give up prospects within his own division.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      Nobody on the West Coast? Angels have Jered Weaver, Joel Pineiro, and then it goes downhill. Padres could use an ace at the top of that impressive young staff…

      • $3081341 5 years ago

        I can guarantee Harens not gonna come cheap. What do the Angels have that Zona wants, probably not much. S.D. needs bats, not frontline pitching. I doubt they’d deal within the division anyways. Besides, L.A. needs a bat with the lose of Morales.

  9. eponine 5 years ago

    here’s hoping he’s like cliff lee–okay pitcher turned ace. i just hope he’s not like lidge. we’re still waiting for him to return to ’08 form.

  10. If the demands by the diamondbacks are two starters and bullpen help. That’s an awfully high price to pay. But, I guess it depends on the quality of the two starters..
    He’s also not having the best season, yes strikeouts are high but so are homeruns.

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