IMO, ATL got the best in that deal. Their BP with Walden is one of the tops in the league. Hanson is going to get LIT. He's cheaper than Haren and it will show why in 2013.
I take back my previous statement if our rotation stays healthy for most of the year i think we come close to winning 100 games but lets just see if Haren can pass the physical first.
Nats return:april 2014
Why can't the Mets be run like the Nationals?
Point is that this is perceived as a great deal cause it's the Nats, not cause it's a 100% steal like people are saying. He has definite concerns and 13 mil could get you another back end starter that has less Q marks probably. He has upside, no doubt, but it might be limited at this point in his career. He might put up great numbers, but the perception that it's a steal is more about the Nats than it is about Haren.
I like this deal for DC. Hopefully he passes the physical and everything works out well. Taking a gamble on his health for sure, but I think this is a good alternative to trading away guys or a longterm commitment to Greinke. Also gives the option of trading for something else if they want to.
For one year I can live with it.
Very much like this deal for the Nats. Not as much risk since it's a one year deal and Haren can prove to be a bargain as a #4 starter.
$13M for Haren? His back is ****ed and his velocity is gone.
I can't wait to tee off him next year.
Last edited by FalconsNation02; 12-04-2012 at 07:07 PM.
Another team more than likely out on Greinke