Found November 02, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
Details are still trickling out, but it appears that the Angels have finally pulled the trigger on the inevitable Dan Haren trade. Multiple Spanish-language reports claim that Haren has been dealt to the Chicago Cubs for Carlos Marmol.
Carlos Marmol (Cubs) have been traded to the Angels. The pitcher confirms the move to @elcariberd. "Anaheim is a good team".
— Yancen Pujols (@YancenPujols) November 2, 2012
The exact details of the package are not yet known as there is speculation that other players may be coming with Marmol and there is the small matter of sorting out all the money involved as Haren is owed $15.5 million and Marmol $9.8 million. Both players are in the final year of their contract.
Until we know the exact details, we'll have to reserve judgment on the intelligence of this deal, but so far it has many Angel fans feeling queasy. At a minimum, we know the Angels now, presumably, have a new closer. One could certainly make an argument that Marmol and his career 6.03 BB/9 rate isn't even the third best reliever in Anaheim right now, but he does have the vaunted "proven closer" title on his resume. He also is coming to the Angels on the heels of one of his worst seasons having temporarily lost his closer job and even getting demoted to the minors at one point. He did seem to regain his form as a often wild strikeout machine after being recalled though, so there is hope that he has worked through his issues. But even with those concerns, there is little doubt that Marmol improves the overall talent level of the Angel bullpen, which was a major area of need.
That's it for now, check back in with this post later once the deal is finalized and the details are fully revealed.
BEST OF MAXIM
Dan Haren was nearly traded to the Chicago Cubs yesterday. Today the right handed pitcher is a fee agent after being released ahead of Friday’s deadline to pick up options. The Los Angeles Angels will pay Haren a $3.5 million buyout instead of the $15.5 million option the team had on him.
Despite injury concerns Haren expects to be a highly targeted pitcher.
The Cubs and Angels...
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It appeared like Dan Haren was getting traded to the Cubs, but that didn't go down. Instead, the pitcher is now a free agent.
It looked great on paper. Angels pitcher Dan Haren for troubled closer Carlos Marmol. Unlike some media nowadays, I read between the lines. When Patrick Mooney of CSN’s Chicago came out with the news that the Haren for Marmol trade was off. I gave myself a sigh of relief. It didn’t feel like new [...]
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Dan Haren became a free agent after the Los Angeles Angels failed to work out a trade and then declined the pitcher's 2013 option.
Haren, a three-time All-Star from 2007-09, gets a $3.5 million buyout under the deal, which included a $15.5 million club option for 2013.
Hours earlier on Friday, the Angels agreed to trade Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol. But...
Dan Haren was traded to the Chicago Cubs for relief pitcher Carlos Marmol on Friday, ending what was a few days of rumors concerning the future of the former Angels starting pitcher.
Reports stated last month that the Angels were unlikely to retain Haren after the season, and that turned out to be the case. Haren spent two and a half seasons with the Angels after being acquired by...
The Los Angeles Angels have traded pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitcher Carlos Marmol, multiple media outlets reported Friday. There had been speculation that Haren would be traded before Friday's midnight deadline on his $15.5 million club option for 2013. The Angels apparently were prepared to buy out Haren's option for $3.5 million if they...
It's been a busy few days for the Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim).
On Wednesday, the team traded one starting pitcher in Ervin Santana, sending him and cash to the Kansas City Royals for a minor league pitcher. On Friday, the team was back at it, sending Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for reliever Carlos Marmol, as first reported by the Chicago Sun...
Well, that escalated (and then de-escalated) quickly.
There the Angels were on the verge of making a questionable deal sending Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol and before we knew it, the trade was called off (by the Cubs, no less!) and Haren's options was declined, leaving the Angels with nothing to show for what appeared to be a nice trade asset.
It was all just...
The Angels didn`t trade Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol on Friday night. But if they had, this would have been our reaction.