Found November 03, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Well, we're here. At midnight, nine and a half hours ago, MLB's free agency period started. A pair of names were taken off the market before they even got there, after Seattle re-signed Hisashi Iwakuma for two years and Boston gave David Ortiz two years as well. We also had one more player nearly go off of the market after a reported deal between the Angels and Cubs would have swapped Dan Haren for Carlos Marmol, but the trade fell through. Haren's option was declined by the Angels, and he's now a free agent.
Phew. That's a pretty interesting day for the day before free agency. Around the corner, we finished our Free Agent Previews by looking at the Cardinals, Tigers, and Giants, and also touched on eight free agents that are going to end up overpaid this winter. We'll keep you posted on the signings that happen throughout the weekend (if any), and what other rumblings might pop up in the free agent market.
Enjoy your offseason, everyone.
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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.
Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the more under the radar free agents on the market this winter, has agreed to a two-year extension with the Mariners with an option for 2015. Terms aren't known yet, but the 31-year old Iwakuma made $1.5 million in 2012, his first year with an MLB club.
Iwakuma split the year between the bullpen and rotation for Seattle last season, but he thrived...
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...
The Seattle Mariners announced that they have agreed to a two-year deal worth $14mm. The deal also includes an option year for 2015 worth $7mm with a $1mm buyout.
Iwakuma will make $6.5mm in 2013 and 2014.
The Mariners signed Iwakuma to a one-year $1.5mm deal last season. He rewarded the Mariners with their investment as he went 9-5 with a 3.16 ERA, 8.4 H/9, 3.1 BB/9 and a 7.3 K...
I've been a bit under the weather the past week so I have read very little Cubs related news with the exception of what's been posted on this site. I know Berselius mentioned something about people on his twitter feed being upset at the Cubs for failing to complete another trade. If I understood him [...]
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.
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...
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".