So we can keep on top of any Dan Haren rumors as we go through the weekend, this Twitter monitor will remain here until something happens...
After the jump, we'll summarize the current situation, and we'll be keeping that updated as we go through the day.
Overnight. At this point it seems the Yankees are still the team most interested in Haren, but there are few indications of an immediate deal. Ken Rosenthal reports, we asked "for a more impressive four-player package than the Mariners landed for Lee," because Haren is under team control for a good deal longer than Lee, who is a free agent after this season. Rosenthal says, "The Arizona proposal was for right-handed setup man Joba Chamberlain, Triple-A right-hander Ivan Nova, another quality prospect and a Class A player. The D-Backs also wanted the Yankees to assume all of the remaining $33 million on Haren’s contract,"
That seems to be partly where New York balked. However, Jon Heyman said this morning that the Yankees also did not want to give up Chamberlain, but also Tweets, "Yankees would pay the $33 mil left on Haren, but they have balked at taking Chad Qualls, Chris Snyder, too."
Jayson Stark believes the teams never got much further than swapping names, with Arizona rejecting the prospect-based list of names coming out of New York. Other teams potentially involved include the Tigers, Twins, Phillies, White Cardinals, though the first two mentioned are apparently on Haren's no-trade list, so he would have to consent to any trade with them. Team president Derrick Hall said there was no front-runner, and that other clubs had offers "of at least equal value out there."
11am. Buster Olney tweets, "The Diamondbacks are asking the Tigers for pitchers Jacob Turner and Andrew Oliver. No conversations today between Arizona and the Yankees. The NYY scoffed at reports that they were in the lead of the Haren negotiations, because they have never been close to completing a deal to this point."
1:15pm Keith Law says, "Dan Haren is effective, reasonably paid, and under control for at least 2 more years. DiPoto is right to ask for a lot."
1:30pm Frankie Piliere of Fanhouse: "Hearing Yanks prefer to build the deal around arms like Noesi/Nova/McAllister. Can see this going down to the wire. And obviously AZ is looking for someone like Joba or perhaps a guy like Banuelos to go with him and I doubt the Yankees go there."
1:50pm John Gambadoro of KTAR says, "According to my sources talks with Yankees heated up yesterday, cooled down today but have not stopped. Detroit not a major player for Haren, Kelly Johnson fielding most interest after Haren for Dbacks." However, as he is actually on holiday - in Hawaii, I believe - not sure quite how much in the direct loop he is at this point.
2:50pm SI's Jon Heyman reckons, "Tigers don't want to give up Jacob Turner for Haren. Also, they're on Dan's no-trade list. Lilly possible 2nd choice for Det."
4:40pm. - "Did Phillies bench prospect with trade in mind?" That's the theory from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, who point out that "Phillies pitching prospect J.C. Ramirez was scratched from Sunday’s start with the Reading Phillies... Perhaps the Phillies simply want him to get additional rest before taking the mound again. Or maybe the move was trade-related."