The November 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout wins Players Choice AL Rookie of the Year, considering Haren's health, estimating how much money will Greinke get and much more...
The Monkey Says: Good gravy, I don't recall there ever being so many different organizations giving out so many sets of awards. The "official" awards given out by the BBWAA don't even start until next week.
The Story: Dan Haren's health, and what we don't know.
The Monkey Says: The more this gets discussed, the more it appears that Haren's medicals were the reason behind his failed trade. Of course, we won't get any real kind of confirmation on that with the possible exception of the kind of contract he lands as a free agent this off-season.
The Monkey Says: I think there is enough doubt surrounding him to keep his price tag from exceeding the six-year, $127.5 million that Matt Cain got. My (barely) educated guess is that he gets six years, $124 million.
The Monkey Says: Yep, another new set of awards. Now do you see what I was talking about earlier? When will this madness stop?!?!
The Monkey Says: It never stops, does it?
The Monkey Says: My favorite will always be the walk-off catch. I sometimes watch it just to cheer myself up.
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Ah the good old days when a light hitting SS that could get to everything and make all the plays, actually won the gold glove humph ! Maybe wilson is trying to get into the awards market to help set the record straight, and not just for marketing purposes due to the fact that rawlings is killing them in market share.
@halos1fan Speaking of SS's, I was just wondering if Drew might be able to play third. And i love my Rawlings Heart Of The Hide glove, even if it is used by Derek Jeter.
So is Harens real issue the back or is it something arm related we havnt heard about? I can understand passing on him if it is his back. No one wants to take a flyer on the next Oswalt. Meaning good for 5 quality starts a year.
@halos1fan Nobody knows for sure, but the smart money is on his back. In fact, I saw a report today (forget where) that polled GMs who all said they are assuming the deal was scuttled because of Haren's back. Of course, if I was a GM that wanted to sign Haren for cheap, that is what I would tell other teams as well.
Wait, the CUBS unwound the deal? Crikey, that doesn't say much for Haren. Got a Cubs fan here on the block and she'll do anything to get rid of Marmol (she'll do anything for a job, too, after she and her husband were both laid off last month, but that's a different economic story). Still, a winter off with a revamped workout routine could work wonders (if it really is his back).