The Los Angeles Angels acquired starting pitcher Dan Haren from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in exchange for Joe Saunders and two minor league pitchers ye to be named. The move further strengthens an already above average group of pitchers who some consider to be the best in the league.
“We really feel good about our starting five moving forward,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “This is a huge opportunity for us to upgrade not only now, but for the next couple of years. He’s definitely a guy who has pitched in big games, has terrific stuff and he’s a young veteran.”
The Angels have a lot of great pitchers, but what they really need is a great slugger. Hopefully they won’t look back in a few weeks and realize they made a big mistake by making this trade.