Haren could be a fit for Yankees

Multiple sources have indicated the Yankees are now the front-runner to land Diamondbacks right-hander Dan Haren before next Saturday’s Trade Deadline.
The Yankees, of course, were hot on the heels of Cliff Lee prior to the All-Star Break, but the Mariners dealt Lee to the Rangers instead. In the time since, New York has had to put Andy Pettitte on the disabled list with a strained left groin and has seen A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes continue to struggle in the rotation.
Arizona team president and CEO Derrick Hall has said the Diamondbacks require “an A-plus deal” if they are going to move Haren this season. Hall identified “Major League-ready pitching” as the team’s desired return, which is a bit different from the reported package of catcher Jesus Montero, second baseman David Adams and right-hander Zach McAllister offered for Lee.
AOL Fanhouse has reported that right-hander Ivan Nova could be the centerpiece of the Yankees’ package. Nova is 8-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, and he pitched three scoreless innings in relief for the Yankees earlier this year.
The Yankees have not been as open to acquiring a pitcher on the books beyond this season because they plan to pursue a free agent pitcher such as Lee in the offseason. It’s a different matter, though, for a pitcher the caliber of Haren, who has two years and an option year left on his current deal. Haren has a limited no-trade clause, but FoxSportsArizona.com reported that Haren would not have to approve a deal to the Bronx.
According to the New York Post, the Yankees had scout Kendall Carter at Chase Field on Wednesday to scout Haren’s start against the Mets. Haren received a no-decision after allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. Haren is 7-8 on the season with a 4.60 ERA. His best year was his last in the American League in 2007, when he was 15-9 with a 3.07 ERA for Oakland.

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The Yankees need bench help. Last year, at this point they would have called up Shelley Duncan. Then, as now, many teams are looking for a bat without giving up too much. I have never understood why this guy can’t find regular work. Duncan can hit and makes a fraction of what many of the other players being discussed do. Sure, he is an average fielder at best and strikes out a bit too much. But again, he has shown major league “pop” and could be had much cheaper than many, many other veteran players.

Who’s not a fit for the yankees? I can’t for the life of me understand why any team would trade with them. Go ahead and give them Haren in exchange for the bag of beans you will get in return. Is their farm that loaded? Is there no one else Arizona can trade with.

lmao ^^

next year yankee projected line up

1 ) Derek Jeter
2) Nick Swisher
3) Mark Texiera
4) A-rod
5) Robinson Cano
6) Adam Dunn
7) Jorge Posada
8) Carl Crawford
9) Curtis Granderson

rotation

1) Sabathia
2) LEE
3) Dan Haren
4) Phil Hughez
5) A.J Burnett

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lmao ^^

next year yankee projected line up

1 ) Derek Jeter
2) Nick Swisher
3) Mark Texiera
4) A-rod
5) Robinson Cano
6) Adam Dunn
7) Jorge Posada
8) Carl Crawford
9) Curtis Granderson

rotation

1) Sabathia
2) LEE
3) Dan Haren
4) Phil Hughez
5) A.J Burnett

=0

Is it just me or does it seem ridiculous that the D Backs want so much for a guy who isn’t having such a hot year? I mean, Lee was dealt along with Mark Lowe to the Rangers for Smoak and 2 other good prospects. But the D Backs want Joba and 3 top notch prospects from the Yankees? They need a starter, but not at that cost.

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