Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 12/5/12
The December 5th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Haren picks Nats over Halos, Angels pursuing McCarthy, no longer in on Dempster and much more... The Story: Dan Haren signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Nationals after turning down a one-year incentive-laden contract from the Angels. The Monkey Says: The Halos offered Danny about half the guaranteed money but did apparently have an offer that included a vesting option for 2014.  This is surprising on two levels because Haren seemed to have a strong preference for the West Coast and even said he'd be willing to take less money to stay in Anaheim.  Obviously he probably felt a little scorned after his failed trade to Chicago.  From the Angels' end, I'm a bit surprised to see them aking a strong play to lock in Haren before Greinke had made his decision (assuming their offer wasn't contingent on Zack signing elsewhere). Although I suppose it is possible that they could have kept
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