Sunday, November 11, 2007
Mets Could Use Haren
Kevin Kernan of the New York Post believes that should the A's go into re-building mode, the Mets should trade Beane-prodigy Lastings Milledge and possibly an Aaron Heilman to Oakland in return for "the best pitcher not named Josh Beckett", Dan Haren. Haren had a tremendous 2007, giving the A's 15 wins and a 3.07 ERA in quite a bit of innings. Kevin's offer will not pry Haren away from Beane though, for the simple fact that Dan is signed for a mere $4M next year, followed by $5.5M and $6.75M in '09-'10.
Seems a bit biased, as Oakland would probably need Milledge, Carlos Gomez, and one of the Met's prize young arms for Haren. You can expect Billy to get plenty if he does trade Haren, as most teams will show tons of interest since the Johan race will get out of hand.