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D-Backs sold low on Haren

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07:27 AM ET 07.26 | No matter the player to be named later, Arizona may have been able to find more for Dan Haren. The Arizona Republic reports that the PTBL "is a top prospect" but is "not going to be Mike Trout," who ranks as one of the elite prospects in all of baseball. No other Angels were included in Baseball America's midseason update of the top 25 prospects in baseball, so while the PTBNL may prove to be someone very good it won't be an elite prospect. ... Saunders is generally overrated because his career win-loss record is much better than his ERA, secondary numbers, or raw stuff, and to get Haren by packaging him with three non-elite prospects was a no-brainer for the Angels.

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Dan Haren, AP Dan Haren, AP
July 26, 2010  07:45 AM ET

It sounds to me the D Backs just wanted to get rid of the guy. They've been shopping him since he got there, he's mentioned every year at this time. He's the most talked about trade bait pitcher right next to Ted Lilly. They should be happy with that and just leave it alone.

July 26, 2010  08:59 AM ET

there's low then there's Flea Market low. Joe Saunders? Uh...yeah. He's having a crummy year and the D-Backs get him for their ace? The Halos snookered AZ in a BIG way!

July 26, 2010  10:18 AM ET

two words: salary dump

July 26, 2010  10:38 AM ET

I cannot believe the D-Backs didnt get more for this guy. He's an Ace just having a bad year. Which actually, he's just having worse luck this year. Angels got lucky here. Not only will he show up and be an Ace, again, but they can also control him for a couple years. Not just a rental arm here...

July 26, 2010  10:41 AM ET

The royals got more in the trade last week, than the snakes got this week. Wow.

July 26, 2010  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

two words: salary dump

But why then didn't they trade Haren for someone younger of equal quality to Saunders, since Saunders will be arbitration eligible next year. They could have saved a lot more money by picking up someone young that they could just renew on the cheap. I wonder if the D-Backs took this deal thinking they could trade Saunders at the end of the year. Otherwise, it's hard to make sense of this trade. The prospects don't seem to project into future stars or even starters.

July 26, 2010  11:11 AM ET

Should have seen this coming

July 26, 2010  11:51 AM ET

I am an Angel fan & I don't know that I like this. Too sentimental I guess. I will miss ya Joe and so will alot of Angel fans.

July 26, 2010  11:53 AM ET

Haren you better be worth it

July 26, 2010  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Haren you better be worth it

He can't hurt Geech

July 26, 2010  12:05 PM ET

Allstar for a 4-5 starter, didn't think Reagins had it in him...

July 26, 2010  12:42 PM ET

Weaver, Haren, Santana, Piniero, not a bad 1-4. Hopefully we can start producing more runs on a consistent basis.

July 26, 2010  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Weaver, Haren, Santana, Piniero, not a bad 1-4. Hopefully we can start producing more runs on a consistent basis.

yes that is what we need more the anything. The Angel starters this weekend were outstanding and including Saunders and got no run support in Texas.

July 26, 2010  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He can't hurt Geech

I sure hope your right.

July 26, 2010  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Allstar for a 4-5 starter, didn't think Reagins had it in him...

shut up. I liked Saunders and true angel fans will miss him Good luck Joe and we appriciate all you have done for us the past 8 seasons. Minor's included.

July 26, 2010  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

shut up. I liked Saunders and true angel fans will miss him Good luck Joe and we appriciate all you have done for us the past 8 seasons. Minor's included.

That's probably why your not a GM. Have to make business moves not moves based on loyalty...

July 26, 2010  03:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

two words: salary dump

Two words:

Colon DUMP

July 26, 2010  03:40 PM ET
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all good points...maybe haren's best days are behind him and the dbacks know it...what the hell do I know?

More than whoever is running the Orioles and Mets

July 26, 2010  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

two words: salary dump

true. And health concerns.

 
July 26, 2010  04:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

That's probably why your not a GM. Have to make business moves not moves based on loyalty...

Ah yes.... the crappy sports fans of today. Thank you for the refresher course... though just 15 years ago, LOYALTY (going both ways between team and player) was the number one word used in sports.

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