We have had this talk many times in game threads and such, but it is almost July, and therefore the rumors shall begin. Over on MLBTR, an article was linked where MLB.com's Steve Gilbert suggested that the Dbacks could retool their farm by dealing Dan Haren. So, the conversation began. Someone suggested that the Dodgers could use Haren and that a deal could happen. Another fan felt that the Dbacks wouldn't deal within the division, and that is where I came in. I said I thought a deal could happen, as the Dodgers and Dbacks have dealt with each other in the past, as recently as last year, with the Jon Garland/Tony Abreu deal. One of the more respected posters, jdub220, started a conversation with me about how much it would take. If you choose, you can read that whole conversation, but in the end, he seemed to think this deal would be a solid deal for Haren:
If you guys trade Drew as well, it would probably be Gordon, Martin or Withrow, Belisario, Ely and then maybe Trayvon Robinson and Lindblom?
It sounds like a lot, yes, but this is Dan Haren. He quietly became one of the best pitchers in the majors, and the Dodgers know this. This deal would affect the MLB team in some regard, with Belisario and Ely being part of the deal. However, Haren would take Ely's spot and Belisario could be replaced by Link, and eventually Jansen. Or the revival of George Sherrill? I said that, if neccessary, we may need to include E. Martin and Withrow. That would be the hardest part, along with Gordon. However, both Martin and Gordon are a ways off and Withrow still needs to take that 'next step'. Robinson and Lindblom would round out the deal, as both will probably be MLB players, but not stars.
So, is it too much? Does it matter if it is Martin AND Withrow or Martin OR Withrow, or do the other player/prospects matter as well?