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By David A Marcillo, Marlins Correspondent, Mon, Mar 2nd 6:36pm EST

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said that right handed pitcher Dan Haren will likely start the first game of Grapefruit League play on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Haren has apparently committed to the Marlins for 2015 after months of threatening retirement unless he was traded to the West Coast. If he pitches like he did in the second half of 2014 (3.68 ERA, 7.73 K/9) he may actually hold some fantasy value in deeper leagues. With a better defensive outfield and a more spacious home park, his numbers might improve in 2015.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Feb 12th 12:06pm EST

Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told MLB Network radio on Sunday that Dan Haren "is preparing for spring training and he is looking forward to being a Miami Marlin." (Source: MLB Network Radio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dan Haren wanted to be traded to a West Coast team, but no team has expressed clear interest in his services. It seems that Haren has finally given in and is now committed to being in Miami. He went 13-11 in 2014, recording a 4.02 ERA in 32 starts as a Dodger.

By David A Marcillo, Marlins Correspondent, Wed, Feb 4th 3:01pm EST

Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro reports that RHP Dan Haren is still unsure of what he'll do for the 2015 season. Team owner Jeffrey Loria was quoted saying: "I don't know: one moment he says he wants to play, the next minute he says he might retire, the next minute he wants to pitch on the West Coast." (Source: Joe Frisaro)

Fantasy Impact: Haren has agreed to report to Spring Training, but the team seems frustrated with his demands at this point. It would be a surprise to see him in a regular season game for the Marlins. He has no fantasy value either way, but it is important to see if Haren's departure fills a spot in the rotation for new Marlin David Phelps.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Jan 22nd 11:05am EST

No teams have offered the Miami Marlins anything for pitcher Dan Haren yet, and the Marlins are no longer actively seeking to trade him. However, they will try to accommodate Haren if an offer arises. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: The Marlins are going to keep the $10 million the Dodgers gave to them whether Haren is traded or not. Basically, if Haren retired they would just pay Mat Latos' salary with the money. Some people in the organization also want to use Haren and not trade him because he is still a quality starter (13-11, 4.02 ERA) who can pitch well playing at Marlins Park, a pitchers' park. The Marlins deal with the Dodgers was never about Haren, but about acquiring a great starting pitcher (like Latos) and getting Dee Gordon. It seems more and more likely that Haren will end up pitching in the Marlins' starting rotation this season. If Haren gets traded, then RHP David Phelps will likely enter the rotation. The Fish are also looking at free agent James Shields also, but acquiring his services will be unlikely, considering that the Marlins would still need to trade Dan Haren and would like to offer Shields significantly less than the five-year/$100 million deal he wants anyway.

By David A Marcillo, Marlins Correspondent, Mon, Jan 12th 12:36pm EST

Recently acquired right handed pitcher Dan Haren plans to report to Spring Training with his new team, the Miami Marlins. This is contrary to previous reports saying that he would retire if he wasn't traded. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haren has made it clear that he would prefer not to pitch for the Marlins, but must have found it tough to leave $10 million on the table. His fantasy value will be much higher pitching in spacious Marlins Park with a good defensive outfield behind him than it would be almost anywhere else.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Fri, Jan 9th 2:58pm EST

The San Francisco Giants did inquire about Miami Marlins' pitcher Dan Haren earlier in the offseason before signing picther Jake Peavy to a two-year deal. However, according to reporter Jon Morosi, there hasn't been any active dialogue between the Marlins and Giants about Haren recently. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Even if the Giants don't actively seek out Haren, they could still later ask for his services since their pitching could use the help. Tim Hudson will miss two months after successful ankle surgery, Yusmeiro Petit is a fringe-rotation option, and Tim Lincecum may stay in the bullpen in 2015. A trade for Haren still seems unlikely, but it's possible.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Fri, Jan 9th 2:46pm EST

The Colorado Rockies are reportedly mildly interested in Miami Marlins' pitcher Dan Haren. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This trade rumor will likely go nowhere. The Rockies are not the best fit for Haren since their park isn't suited for fly-ball pitchers, plus Haren would still be pitching away from his family. The Marlins are specifically targeted West Coast teams to trade Haren too. As of right now, it seems unlikely that Haren will get traded, but there's a lot of offseason left.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Tue, Jan 6th 12:39pm EST

The Miami Marlins are reportedly trying to find a deal for Dan Haren to get back to the West Coast. The main teams in the mix are said to be the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres, but the Oakland A's could be a possible landing spot too. Los Angeles Angels' GM Jerry Dipoto has openly said that he wouldn't reacquire Haren. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Haren's experience and leadership makes him a good fit for the four aforementioned teams, but he'll likely only be taken by a team with a World Series shot. This puts the Giants as the front-runners, especially since they were pursuing James Shields in December. The Giants are looking for successful veteran arms and Haren fits the bill. Stay tuned.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Tue, Dec 23rd 3:07pm EST

Miami Marlins' SP Dan Haren wants to be traded to either the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres because he doesn't want to have to be away from his family. It's unknown whether either team is interested in Haren. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: When Haren was traded, he said that he would rather retire than play away from his loved ones. He's years away from being a top-of-the-rotation starter and wouldn't be much of an upgrade for LAA or SD's rotations. If Haren decided to retire, the Dodgers would pay his $10 million salary to the Marlins. It's possible that the Marlins may force his hand into retirement to get the cash, since the Angels or Padres likely won't give up anyone of much value for him.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 5:43pm EST

Miami Marlins' SP Dan Haren hasn't made a decision as to whether he will retire or play for the Marlins in 2015. There is no timetable for his decision. (Source: Sun-Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: If Haren decided to continue playing, but only on the West Coast, then the Marlins could listen to his request and decide to deal him to a West Coast team. Who's to say whether Haren will play or not this season, but he likely won't stay in Miami. It's clear Haren doesn't want to be away from his family in California.

By David A Marcillo, Marlins Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 11:54am EST

Ken Rosenthal reports that, while they hope he will pitch for them, the Miami Marlins may trade Dan Haren if he plans to retire rather than join the team. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haren's days of all-category fantasy relevance are long gone, but he could be a useful source of wins if he pitches for a good offensive team in a pitcher's home park.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 12th 12:32pm EST

Miami Marlins' P Dan Haren told Marlins' brass that he wants to talk to his family before deciding if he wants to play for Miami. The Dodgers have promised financial compensation for the Marlins if Haren retires without playing for Miami. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: When brought up in trade rumors, Haren stated that he "had no interest in playing in a city away from [his] family." Haren is from southern California. If Haren does play, remember that he is coming off of arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder.

By Stan Son, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Dec 11th 3:24am EST

Dan Haren was packaged in a deal that sent Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins for Andrew Heaney. Haren has expressed his desire to remain in Southern California so there is the possiblity that he may retire. Clark Spencer, the Marlins beat writer for the Miami Herald, believes that the Dodgers will pay Haren's $10 million salary "whether or not he retires." (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haren is a mediocre fantasy commodity at this stage of his career. Last year he went 13-11 and posted a 4.02 ERA with a 1.177 WHIP. He pitched 186 innings with 146 strikeouts and 36 walks.

Dan Haren News & Advice

news | Mar 1st, 7:00pm
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Sunday that veteran right-hander Dan Haren likely will be the starting pitcher for the Grapefruit League opener on Thursday against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.