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And so, while you're sitting around basking in the afterglow of #BeastAppreciationDay, and wondering how Dan Haren's physical turned out, and crying over losing Sean Burnett to the Angels and Danny Rosenbaum and Jeff Kobernus in the Rule 5 Draft, and dreaming about Spring, enjoy the photo above of the guy Davey Johnson all but guaranteed will be back at first base next year for the Washington Nationals.
Just not on a 3-year deal, right Mike Rizzo?
Oh, that photo of the deer Adam LaRoche killed with fellow Buck Commander Willie Robertson a few days ago is via @williebosshog himself ("Successful day in Kansas. #deerpic". H/T @mo_brandon).
Unrelated: don't forget to buy your tickets for NatsFest.
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"I did have quite a few other choices. But the Nationals just kind of fit for me." (Dan Haren, via Nats Insider, 12/7/2012)
Welcome to D.C., Dan Haren
So Dan Haren passed his physical, Mike Rizzo gets his #5 starter, and Haren gets his $13 million Lerner dollars for 2013.
During his conference call with the media Friday night after it was all made official...
That’s Adam LaRoche, the Duck Dynasty bro and friend. [Nats Enquirer]
Bryce Harper and RGIII bonded on Twitter over this Photoshop. [Bog]
Wow, RG3Woman is a really impressive superhero/fan. Dig. [Bog]
RGIII’s grandma, RG3-G, watches the Skins from in Richmond. [Bog]
Footage of Gilbert Arenas playing in China before getting hurt. [TAI]
This 1970 World Series O’s program is so...
New Nationals starter Dan Haren`s fastball has declined considerably over the last several seasons, but how worried should Washington be?
The Washington Nationals officially announced the signing of free-agent pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $13 million contract on Friday. Haren, 32, joins a Nationals starting rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler. Haren was 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA for the Angels this past season, although he missed playing time with back and...
The Angels continue to revamp their bullpen as they have now signed left hander Sean Burnett to a two-year $8mm deal, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. The deal also includes an option for a third year.
Burnett will pair up with Scott Downs and form a very solid lefty duo for the Angels bullpen. The Angels also have right handers Ryan Madson and Ernesto Frieri in the back end bullpen...
By Tanner Shurtz - AngelsWin.com Columnist
On July 25, 2010 Tony Reagins made a trade with the Diamondbacks interim General Manager Jerry Dipoto. The trade was Dan Haren for Joe Saunders, Patrick Corbin, Rafael Rodríguez, and a PTBNL (Tyler Skaggs), Haren was under contract for 2011 and 2012 at $12.75MM per season with a club option for 2013 of $15.5MM ($3.5MM buyout), while...
The ill-advised "mutli-year contracts to relievers" train continued to roll along on Wednesday, with the Angels signing Sean Burnett (last of the Nationals) to a two-year, $8 million deal and the Cardinals signing Randy Choate (last of the Dodgers) to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
Both of these relievers owe Brandon League and Jonathan Broxton a fistbump for setting...
So all the exciting Winter Meetings deals are gonna come on the last day? It's like Frank and Zach from MTV's Challenge have taken over the Winter Meetings and ruined them too. Give me back Evan and Kenny and CT! In the words of T.J. Lavin, they killed it! Sorry, I didn't have any balloons set up to fall when Sean Burnett signed a deal. Maybe Greinke will finally...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails mostly (but not entirely) about things that happened on day two of the Winter Meetings.
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...
The December 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including details and reactions for Burnett and Blanton signings, why Trout is moving to left field and much more...
The Story: Landing Sean Burnett for two years and $8 million seems like a great deal for the Angels.
The Monkey Says: One thing not mentioned is that Burnett apparently had bone...
• Free-agent reliever Sean Burnett and the Los Angeles Angels agree to a two year deal with a club option, pending a physical. Angels' late-inning options now include Burnett and Scott Downs from the left side, Ryan Madson and Ernesto Frieri from the right.
• Free-agent reliever Randy Choate has agreed to a three-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, sources say.
I know many folks are not even thinking about baseball with the NFL getting ready for the playoffs, college football bowl games, and the NBA is in full swing. Still there have been some players that are going to be donning a new uniform next year. Here are few of these transactions that have taken place.
Michael Young: The Texas Ranger is now going to be playing for the Phillies...