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Dan Haren and 7 MLB Free Agents Poised for Huge Bounce-Back Seasons in 2013

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Dan Haren and 7 MLB Free Agents Poised for Huge Bounce-Back Seasons in 2013
Haren's personal history suggests he'll be effective again if healthy. Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

Not all MLB free agents who disappointed in 2012 can be clumped together. Particular individuals have better odds of enjoying bounce-back seasons.

Predicting a turnaround begins with identifying the cause(s) of past struggles. Ballpark factors and injuries, for example, can cause year-to-year variance.

From there, determine whether their problems can be remedied with new mechanics, strategies and a clean bill of health. 

These available players will come relatively cheaply. Seven in all—including Dan Haren—are bound to rebound next summer.

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