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6 MLB Teams That'll Fight over Dan Haren and/or Ervin Santana in Free Agency

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6 MLB Teams That'll Fight over Dan Haren and/or Ervin Santana in Free Agency
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The Los Angeles Angels are battling for a postseason berth in the American League, still two games behind the Oakland A's for the second and final playoff spot. The Halos have struggled through various spurts this season—including a 6-14 start—that put them in this position.

They can also look at the up-and-down seasons of two of their starting pitchers—Dan Haren and Ervin Santana.

While both have thrown well of late—Haren with a 2.45 ERA in his last six starts, Santana a 2.49 ERA in his last seven—their seasons will clearly be looked at as disappointing.

According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, the Angels could be looking at declining the 2013 club options for both pitchers.

Gonzalez was told by a club official that the team's preference is to sign Zack Greinke long term. To do that, Haren and Santana would become the sacrificial lambs.

Haren has a $15.5 million option with a $3.5 million buyout, Santana a $13 million option with a $1 million buyout.

If both options are declined, it would change the landscape of the free-agent market considerably.

Who are the teams that would be salivating over the thought off adding Haren and/or Santana?

Let's take a look.

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