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Zack Greinke seems to be the No. 1 target for the Angels.
The Angels are going to be major players on the pitching market, especially for Greinke.
According to another report by Mike DiGiovanna, Dan Haren said he expects he will be moved:
I have had just a bit of dialogue with the Angels about my situation, but I’m kind of getting the feeling that I'll be traded. I have no specifics on teams, but that's the vibe I'm getting. It's a little bit disappointing that I won't get to pick where I want to go, but I'm the one who signed on for the option year.
If Haren does get traded, that leaves the Angels having to put all of their chips on the table in an effort to re-sign Greinke.
The Red Sox are rumored to be interested in trading for Haren.
However, what if Greinke signs elsewhere? That could put the Angels in a major conundrum.
Fangraphs writer Jeff Sullivan suggested the Angels should hold onto Haren, just in case:
If the Angels were to eventually re-sign Greinke, odds are there would still be teams interested in trading for Haren. Starting pitching is always in demand, Haren would be a short-term commitment, and he has very recently pitched like he belongs at the front of a rotation. If Greinke were to end up somewhere else, though, the Angels would have Haren as a fallback. They’d have Haren for, essentially, a year and $12 million.
Teams will be interested in trading for Haren, if that's what the Angels want to do. But, if they lose out on both, their rotation has issues after C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver.
The hated Texas Rangers are also rumored to be pursuing Greinke. If the Rangers get Greinke, then the sting will be even worse, especially if Haren is gone as well.