Earlier in the week, it seemed like a bit of a long-shot that Diamondbacks ace Dan Haren would be dealt. But, according to a report from The Arizona Republic, it is now more likely that a trade will go down.
Team CEO Derrick Hall on the possibility of trading Haren:
“It would need to be, in our opinion, an A-plus deal. Ideally, what we would ask for is major-league ready pitching, be it starters and/or bullpen, and prospects. If we can get back three or four pieces that bring value now and also are controllable for a number of years, then we’d have to consider.”
The teams reportedly interested in Haren are the same ones that have been trying to trade for Roy Oswalt: Twins, Phillies, Cardinals. Oh, and the Yankees, who are always reportedly interested in everyone.
At $12.75 million per season, Haren is a steal relative to other premiere starting pitchers in baseball.