Last night, Dan Haren signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers. In retrospect, it’s a deal I would have loved to see the Phillies make, but it probably was never going to happen as Haren has family on the West coast and wasn’t happy pitching in Washington being so far away. Still, it’s the type of deal that the Phillies should be considering this off-season. Reports have indicated the Phillies have expressed interest in Bronson Arroyo, which indicates the type of signing they ought to avoid — lengthier, more expensive deals. Recently, I had suggested the Phillies target Josh Johnson but he signed with the Padres on a one-year, $8 million deal.
Let’s look over some of the starters still left on the board that the Phillies could target.