2) I would rather rent Haren, then overpay Ricky for a long term deal. I assume the Dodgers think Haren can easily produce the numbers Ricky gave us. Minus September.
3) He can hit. Our pitching staff is going to rake
I have read multiple times how hard it was for him to be on the East Coast while his family was out West. His son went into kindergarden and he has a three year old daughter as well. He said he was lonely and they were never able to visit. I hope at the very least, he can be happy out in LA with his family again. Good luck Haren, I hope you can turn things around.
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-Sign SP Masahiro Tanaka. Because, why not? We're going to need to acquire at least 1 additional starting pitcher. I originally wanted a one-year guy like Dan Haren since we have young pitching coming up, but Tanaka is too good to pass up.
Tanaka's future is certainly up in the air, so signing my second choice, which was originally my first choice, is the way to go.
Originally Posted by championships
Had some bad numbers last season. Hopefully pitching in Dodger stadium will help him get his stuff back.
The bad numbers were mostly in the things out of his control
He had a fine K rate - 21%
He had an excellent BB rate - 4%
His defense independent numbers suggest that his runs allowed should have been in the 3.50 to 3.75 range.
As long as this isn't a Ned 3-year special, I agree with this signing.
Haren's projected for 32 starts, 180 innings, 3.6 runs allowed per 9 and 3.0 WAR.
I am thinking we are going to go hard on either tanaka or price now. Haren would be an excellent number 5. If only he could pitch like he did in Arizona this could be an excellent deal. Tanaka is preferable. Good start to the season though.