Breaking news: Dan Haren is on the move to Anaheim.
The Diamondbacks will receive four players in return, the top name being Joe Saunders, who has a 6-10 record and a 4.62 ERA this season for the Angels. He is prone to giving up walks, and only has 64 strikeouts in comparison to 45 walks.
Saunders' best season came in 2008, when he went 17-7 with a 3.41 ERA.
Other players include relief pitcher Rafael Rodriguez, who has spent the majority of this season at Anaheim's Triple-A affiliate.
The true value of this trade won't be realized until the PTBNL is named. According to a tweet by Nick Piecoro, "the player to be named in the deal is a top prospect."
Only after that information is released can we truly measure this trade, but my first impression is that I am not blown away by the return.
We'll break down the trade over the course of the next hour, so stay tuned.
For fan reaction, visit AZ Snakepit.com where the general reaction so far is:
I’ll “Wait n’ see” with the trade.
And it’s funny how he went to a team none of them “Insider” people were reporting on. And it IS kinda nice for the Yankees to go 0 for 2 so far in getting pitchers they probably don’t need.