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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have agreed on a trade.
The Cubs are sending reliever Carlos Marmol to Anaheim while the Angels are sending Dan Haren to Chicago.
Details on the finances are still coming out, but this deal was likely made because Anaheim was not intending on picking up Haren’s option, while the Cubs obviously will pick up that option now.
Chicago has a few internal candidates such as Alberto Cabrera, Jaye Chapman, and Michael Bowden to replace Marmol.
The Angels were in desperate need of late inning relief, and hope to have found it in Marmol.
The Cubs make a strong statement here with this trade, and this likely puts an end to any Matt Garza (injured) rumors for now.
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...
ON THE MARKET
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.
The Red Sox have fired up the hot stove, and they're apparently looking to get it cooking nice and early.
The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reports via Twitter that the Sox are one of the teams interested in Los Angeles Angels right-handed pitcher Dan Haren.
Red Sox one of several teams in on Dan Haren.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) November 1, 2012...
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 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...
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...
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...
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.
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".