Dbacks get Haren, deal Valverde

Deserving of its own diary, I feel. News breaking today - finally - involving Haren:

(12-14) 14:49 PST -- The A's have completed a trade to send Dan Haren to the Diamondbacks along with pitcher Connor Robertson, The Chronicle has learned.

In exchange, Oakland will receive a total of six prospects, including outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and left-handers Brett Anderson and Greg Smith. Arizona's first-round pick in 2006, pitcher Max Scherzer, is not a part of the deal.

More news coming, I'm sure, but I don't see anything on or the Republic or Yahoo...

The other part of the shoe has dropped. Valverde to Astros :( That one also gives the names of the other players involved in the A's trade.

SO, looks like this is what we did today:

  • OUT
  • Jose Valverde (Astros)
  • Alberto Callaspo (Royals)
  • Carlos Gonzalez (A's)
  • Brett Anderson (A's)
  • Greg Smith (A's)
  • Dana Eveland (A's)
  • Aaron Cunningham (A's)
  • Chris Carter (A's)


  • Dan Haren (A's, ML)
  • Chris Burke (Astros, ML)
  • Chad Qualls (Astros, ML)
  • Juan Gutierrez (Astros (ML/AAA)
  • Billy Buckner (Royals, ML/AAA)
  • [Edit: plus Connor Robertson (A's, ML/AAA)]
  • Hmmm....