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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 CBSSports.com reports. The Angels are not expected to exercise Haren’s $15.5MM option or Santana’s $13MM option.
A rival executive suggested to Heyman that it could be difficult to trade the pitchers given their disappointing performances in 2012. GM Jerry Dipoto wanted to trade Santana last winter, but owner Arte Moreno wanted to keep him, according to Heyman.
Here's my take: many teams are in need of starting pitching, so it’s possible that a club would look at the options and determine that they’re reasonable. They would be especially appealing to teams that are often spurned by free agents.
Also, a team that acquired Haren or Santana and exercised the option could make the hurler a qualifying offer following the 2013 season, assuming a rebound. That could net any acquiring organization a first-round pick in the 2014 draft.
MLB Trade Rumors: Angels could trade Santana, Haren
Yes this has been circulating for a couple days but now with Ervin Santana being sent to the Royals for reliever Brandon Sisk, it gives an idea of how desperate the Angels are in getting rid of both of these guys. They're trying to cut their losses elsewhere so they can offer Zach Grienke a massive deal to stay with them.
Haren had himself a down season in 2012: 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA and it could just be one of those seasons where it just wasn't going his way. Ever since he's joined Oakland in the Mark Mulder trade, he's started at least 30 games every season, and he's walks per nine innings has never gone over 2.5.
If Boston were to inquire and get him, he'd probably fit in either as our #2 or #3 in the rotation and be able to pitch every five days. With the question marks like Clay Buchholz's back & John Lackey's elbow, it would be nice to have someone else stay in the rotation. If the Sox were to trade someone like Alex Wilson and a lower level prospect for Haren & some cash, it would be worth it for the stability.
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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.
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Royals General Manager Dayton Moore likes to strike early, and this offseason is no exception. To help bolster the rotation, the Royals acquired right-handed starter Ervin Santana, 29, and $1MM cash from the Los Angeles Angels for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk, 27. The Royals will likely pay Santana $13MM for 2013.
So what are the Royals getting for $13MM? In 2012, Santana...
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.
The Major League Baseball hot stove has been lit.
On Tueday it was reported that the Angels were looking into trading starting pitchers Ervin Santana and Dan Haren. Although neither pitcher was expected to return to the club due to financial constraints, since Los Angeles holds options on both the team was looking to get a return on them via trade before their hand was forced.