Found November 01, 2012 on Monkey with a Halo:
The November 1st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Santana trade reaction, examining the market for Dan Haren, Tigers could pursue Hunter and much more... The Story: The Angels traded Ervin Santana and $1 million to Kansas City for left-handed reliever Brandon Sisk. The Monkey Says: I'm cheating by linking to myself, but I wanted to talk about this more. Scotty Allen, sometime MWAH writer, made the salient point that between Andrew Taylor and now Sisk, the Angels have options for a second lefty in the pen behind Downs which could give them the freedom to return Nick Maronde to the minors to continue developing as a starting pitcher.  I don't know if that is what the Angels have in mind, but it makes some sense and will be interesting to see unfold in training camp. The Story: Examining the trade market for Dan Haren. The Monkey Says: One way in which Haren might fetch a more inspiring return than Santana is that it isn't as much of a given that the Angels will otherwise decline Haren's option.  I still don't think they will be able to get more than a big league bench player or a back-end reliever.  Or maybe they could if they include $3.5 million, the price of his buyout, in cash with Haren as they did with Santana.  All that said, most people around the league seem to believe Haren will get moved by Friday. The Story: Torii Hunter could be a prime target for the Detroit Tigers. The Monkey Says: Detroit needs an offensive and defensive upgrade in the corner outfield spot, which makes Hunter pretty much the ideal match for them in their price range.  Seriously, it almost makes too much sense, then again Hunter makes a ton of sense in Texas too.  None of this makes me happy.  Fortunately, it is all just speculation by a newspaper columnist. The Story: The Yankees are exepected to show interest in Torii Hunter as well. The Monkey Says: Yeah, basically almost every team in the league is going to kick the tires on Hutner it seems. The Story: The Angels are giving no indication that they will extend a qualifying offer to Torii Hunter. The Monkey Says: The justification for the statement made in the tweet makes no sense though.  The Angels didn't save $12 million in the Santana trade.  They were never going to pay him that money, period.  Still, the Angels probably aren't going to give Hunter that qualifying offer.  That will still be the case whether or not they trade Haren as well. The Story: Keith Law believes that Brandon Sisk can be a left-handed specialist reliever. The Monkey Says: He gives a nice scouting report on Sisk for those who are curious about who this otherwise anonymous prospect is. The Story: A look at the most selective and unselective hitters in baseball. The Monkey Says: You'll never guess which team has no hitters on the "selective" list and two on the "unselective" list. The Story: Mike Trout was named a Gold Glover... by Beyond the Box Score writers. The Monkey Says: Not quite the same thing, but I'll take it. The Story: A game-worn Arkansas Travelers Mike Trout jersey is up for auction. The Monkey Says: Bidding is already at $305 which is pretty embarrassing because the "jersey" looks more like a batting practice shirt, and a boring looking one at that. The Story: MLB Trade Rumors predicts that the Angels will re-sign Zack Greinke and Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa. The Monkey Says: No matter who does it, everyone is wildly wrong when they make free agent predictions.  That doesn't mean it isn't fun to do. The Story: Kaleb Cowart has been named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game. The Monkey Says: Even though the AFL is basically a prospect showcase league, they still feel the need to have a prospect showcase game.  Sure, why not? [follow]

Angels trade pitcher Ervin Santana to Royals for minor leaguer

Shortly after exercising a $13 million option on his contract for next season, the Los Angeles Angels then turned around and traded right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, according to multiple media reports. In return, the Royals sent minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk to Los Angeles. Santana has been a key part of the Angels' starting...

Angels ship Haren to Cubs for Marmol

A day after sending Ervin Santana to the Royals, the Angels traded away another high priced player on Friday, sending ace Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol. 

UPDATE: The trade is not complete.

Angels trade Dan Haren to the Cubs

The Los Angeles Angels who held an option on right handed pitcher Dan Haren ($15.5 million with a $3.5 buyout) for 2013, have exercised that option and have traded him to the Chicago Cubs, Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports. The Angels will receive relief pitcher Carlos Marmol in return. The Angels had until today to decide whether they were going to exercise Haren's option...

Your Morning Dump...where Haren could be picked up for the right price

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Angels have explored the possibility of trading Dan Haren and Ervin Santana before Wednesday, the date on which option decisions are due, Jon Heyman of reports. The Angels are not expected...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals` Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals` rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn`s ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

AP source: Angels trade Haren to Cubs for Marmol

APNewsNow. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer A person familiar with the deal says the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to trade pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed yet. Haren, a three-time All-Star from 2007-09, is the second starting...

Halo Headlines: Haren expects to be trade, Hunter unlikely to be brought back, Rangers to ...

The November 2nd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Haren expects to be trade, Hunter unlikely to be brought back, Rangers to pursue Greinke and much more... The Story: Dan Haren expects to be traded but still wants to come back to the Angels anyway. The Monkey Says: Poor, Danny.  He sounds pretty bummed out by all of this since he...

Cubs Pull Out Of Deal For Haren

Updated Post 11:28 PM Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the deal is off. The Cubs pulled the deal off of the table, a source told him. The Angels are still talking with other clubs about Haren as they close in on the 11pm CST deadline to exercise his $15.5MM option. Original Post 9:30 PM According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have agreed...

Dugout Digest - welcome to free agency

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...
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