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July 23, 2014

Mendoza dropped Dan Haren.

I think Dave and I were working off the same draft list as he kept picking off my “sleeper” pitchers just before I was going to take them. Fister, Garza, Wheeler, Haren. After a crummy year in Anaheim and another crummy year in Washington, Haren in the 19th seemed like a nice upside play, especially with half this year’s starts coming at Dodger Stadium. 

Well, he’s been traded in our league and Mendoza just cut him. 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and lest you think the surface stats were lying, an FIP of 4.50.

Those numbers aren’t really useful in our league. His home-split is actually serviceable though (3.40 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 34/7 K/BB) but maybe Mendoza had no space for a half-pitcher.

What’s interesting is not only did Mendoza not keep him, he couldn’t trade him. Somebody might well pick Haren up on waivers (somebody like me!) but nobody offered him anything he deemed useful.

Funny old world. 


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  1. Copper permalink

    Good luck with him…although the other 2 starters I dropped Nelson and Walker probably have more upside…

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