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 CBSSports.com 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."