In my last article , I discussed the fact that the Arizona Diamondbacks will be sellers at the trade deadline. I named Kelly Johnson as a potential player for the Mets to go after. The Diamondbacks also have another player that the Mets and many other teams will be interested in: Dan Haren.

Haren has been an outstanding pitcher for the Diamondbacks for the past three years. He has made the All-Star game three times, and he finished fifth in the NL Cy Young voting last year. His highest ERA during those three seasons was 3.33 and his highest WHIP was 1.208.

However, this season, Haren has struggled. He has posted a 4.71 ERA and a 1.332 WHIP so far. Haren has also struggled significantly with the long ball. He has given up 18 home runs in 101 and 2/3 innings. This leads the league. As a comparison, Haren gave up only 19 home runs in 216 innings in 2008. Dan Haren has also given up 115 hits so far. This leads the National League.

Even with all of his struggles, Haren has still been able to have some success. He has a 7-5 record this year. Haren also has 101 strikeouts which is good for third in the National League. He has only walked 1.776 batters per nine innings, good for fourth in the NL, and has a 5.05 K/BB ratio, good for second in the NL. Another thing that makes Haren a trade target is…(to read the rest of the article and see who the Diamondbacks might get in return for Dan Haren click on the link below)

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