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Dan Haren: Not Worth the Price (Part 2)

Dan Haren: Not Worth the Price (Part 2)

We know that the Arizona Diamondbacks did not get equal value in return for their package of six prospects, but did they get enough to contend for the playoffs in the next three years? Just how good will the Oakland Athletics get by 2010? Will we ever stop asking questions and finally start answering them? Yes, our analysis follows...

The Arizona Diamondbacks won 90 games last year, but they weren't a 90-win team.  Based on their run differential, this is a team that should have won 79 games.  We can probably bump them up to a .500 ballclub because of a stellar bullpen that helped them win some close games.  But clearly, this was a team that benefited from a lot of luck in 2007.  A little tinkering here and there wouldn't... Recommended Stories

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