In my last article , I discussed the likelihood that the Arizona Diamondbacks will be sellers at the trade deadline, including how Kelly Johnson is a possible target for the Mets.

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 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 1.20.

However, this season, Haren has struggled—posting a 4.71 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Haren has also struggled significantly with the long ball. He has given up 18 home runs in 101 and 2/3 innings, which leads the league.

Comparing his numbers from last year, Haren gave up only 19 home runs in 216 innings. He has also giving up 115 hits so far this season—also leading 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 and 101 strikeouts, good for third in the NL. He has only walked 1.77 batters per nine innings, fourth in the NL, and has a 5.05 K/BB ratio, 2nd in the NL.

Another thing that makes Haren a trade target is…(to read the rest of the article and see who the Mets might trade for Dan Haren click on the link below)

Read more MLB news on