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Arizona's Haren assesses looming trade deadline

Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:52 pm

Arizona ace Dan Haren has a limited no-trade clause in his four-year, $44.75 million deal that allows him to veto deals to 12 clubs.

Haren hasn't publicly listed those teams, and as a lost season goes further south for the Diamondbacks, he certainly is sounding like a man who is open to going to a contender.

But he also has not reached the point of frustration of, say, Roy Halladay during his final months in Toronto.

"I want to win," Haren told this weekend. "I'd prefer it to be here [in Arizona]. I'm not asking to get out. My agent hasn't told me anything is close.

"This team has got some talent. It's a matter of putting it together."

As Arizona's season gets away, Haren is attempting to not allow the same to happen to his. After getting cuffed by the Padres on Friday night, the right-hander now is 0-4 with a 4.57 ERA over his past six starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-6 during those starts. Haren has surrendered 21 homers, tied for second in the majors.

"At this point, the way I'm pitching, I feel like I'm not even wanted by anybody," Haren said. "It's been hard. It's been a tough year. We're 20-some games under .500 ... I like the guys. I like this team.

"I'd like to be a part of turning it around."

Despite his rough patch lately, his overall body of work -- three-time All-Star, including starting the 2007 game in San Francisco, and leading the National League last year in WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched), among other things -- surely outweighs four or five rough starts. If ever there was a poster boy for someone in need of a fresh start, he looks like Haren in a 2010 Arizona uniform.

"I want to win," he said. "I've had a couple of good years personally here, this year being an exception. I'd like to be a part of winning in Arizona. This team made a big push to get me. ...

"I'm just trying to win ballgames. But winning has been few and far between this year."

Category: MLB

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2010 7:58 pm

Arizona's Haren assesses looming trade deadline


Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2010 6:34 pm

Arizona's Haren assesses looming trade deadline

Ya know thats exactly what I was thinking, Porcello is struggling a bit now and even though I like his prospects it might just be a good thing to give those two a fresh start. Great icon Sis, That's It.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2010 4:58 pm

Going to Detroit

Haren will get delt to Detroit for Porcillo and some minor league talent.  The Tigers have 3 guys currently not on the team who they are paying right now.  All 3 are off the payroll next year.  Detroit is one of the teams who also has an owner that will buck up to win.

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2010 3:06 pm

Arizona's Haren assesses looming trade deadline

I absolutely hate to admit it (I'm an A's fan) but banners is dead-on about Haren in Anaheim. He would thrive there. He gets lots of outs on foul balls, which is why he was so good in Oakland, and he would get the same in Anaheim - which also happens to be like going home for him. Plus Anaheim can pay him. I'd bet pretty strongly that they are NOT on his no-trade list.
Oh, jeez.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2010 12:37 pm

Arizona's Haren assesses looming trade deadline

Haren would look great in Anaheim. The Angels could deal the Diamondbacks a closer in Rodney under an affordable contract. The Angels could offer some young starting pitching like Trevor Bell or Sean O'Sullivan, not top tier prospects by any stretch but they do have some upside. Not sure the club would be willing to include Trevor Reckling. The Angels would settle for Adam LaRoche in a smaller deal.

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