(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)
While we’re on the topic of current/former Angels who may be a good fit for the Yankees, let’s talk about Dan Haren. The Angels made some waves yesterday announcing that they were “interested” in trading both Ervin Santana and Haren, 2 members of their rotation with expensive 2013 contract options who both experienced some serious decline in their performance in 2012. Santana has already been shipped to Kansas City in a deal, which is just fine with me because he absolutely sucks, but Haren is a much more interesting case. And the more I’ve let the idea of Haren in pinstripes simmer in my head for the last day or so, the more I think the Yankees pursuing a trade for him makes sense.
For starters, he’s a damn good pitcher who’s still in his prime. Haren turned 32 in September, hardly the age to be put out to pasture despite a down year this season. … Click here to read the rest