Although this entire post is based on about three lines worth of MLBTR, there is every chance that Danny H, perrenial object of VEB what-if daydreams, could hit the trading block in the next 8 weeks. I don't think there is any amongst us who doesn't want to see Haren back in a Cards uniform, but what is the price to pay?
Answer: (In all likelihood) Shelby Miller* and a couple of the other Card's better prospects
Is this a price worth paying? Considering this is a similair to the price we paid for He Who Must Not Be Spake Of and lost Danny H in the 1st place? Would the Cards FO go for this anyway?
Haren's current contract:
2010: $8.25M,2011: $12.75M, 2012: $12.75M,2013: $15.5M club option ($3.5M buyout)
Considering the Cards' FO record of not learning from its mistakes (e.g. Perez -> DeRosa) i think there is every chance that we sign some sort of Starting pitcher in July. Although i'm sure the DBacks would rather dump Webb and his zombie-shoulder, they MIGHT let Haren go for the right group of prospects. NB: the Diamondbacks Bullpen is positively rancid...
*Who i recently learned is not lefthanded.... umm yeah