Monday, November 25, 2013
In which Dan Haren attempts to reclaim his former glory...
...by signing with the Dodgers.
Overall, a pretty nice deal for both parties. This means that, once again, Haren will be a part of a super-rotation. I'll list the ones he was already a part of.
2005-2006 A's rotation- Haren, Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, Rich Harden, (Tim Hudson)
2010-2012 Angels rotation- Haren, Jered Weaver, Ervin Santana, (Zack Greinke)
2013 Nationals rotation- Haren, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman
2014 Dodgers rotation- Haren, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Chad Billingsley (?)
Haren's just used to it, I guess. However, this season, if the Dodgers want to hit the postseason again, Dan Haren needs to be brilliant. And by brilliant I mean so much better than he was this season. He needs to go full on awesome like he was back in 2008 and 2009, or that era.