Re: Angels clearing salary
posted at 11/1/2012 12:17 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to hill55's comment:
Dan Haren could be a good fit in Boston.
The estimated $12 million net salary for 2013 might be a slight overpay, but the Sox would be on the hook for only a single year (as opposed the the long-term commitments awaiting free agent pitchers of comparable talent).
Would a bullpen arm be enough to acquire Haren if the Angels kick in the $3.5 million the Halos would otherwise pay in the buyout of a declined option?
I read that the Angels would kick in the 3.5mm buyout tag if they traded him. 12mm is a bit much, but like you said, its only 1 year. I can live with that if he passes the physical.
it appears that his problem last year was with his back, not arm, elbow/shoulder. Looking at his post DL stint numbers, it seems he bounced back to norm.
I could never quite figure out Haren. He really has pitched quite well over the years, innings eater, with quite mediocre pitch repetoire. Averaged 90-91 on his fastball last year.
I think with the dearth of pitching this year, and the related costs due to the shortage, Haren is a good gamble for 1 year and $12M. I dont think he is quite the "answer" to the SOx pitching needs, as I think they need more a #1 or #2 along side Lester/Buch.