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.