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Grading the Dan Haren Trade

With the player-to-be-named-later in the Dan Haren deal now named as Tyler Skaggs by Fox Sports Arizona, it is time to evaluate the deal from both teams' perspectives. The Arizona Diamondbacks wanted to re-stock their ranks of young pitchers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim want to catch the Texas Rangers in the AL West. Did either team accomplish their goals?

This trade accomplishes two things for the Arizona Diamondbacks; it frees up payroll and addresses their biggest organizational need: left-handed pitching.  Unfortunately, in terms of getting fair value for their ace pitcher, this deal falls way short. Haren's contract calls for salaries of $12.75 million in both 2011 and 2012, plus offers the Angels a $15.5 million 2013 option or $3.... Recommended Stories

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