Dan Haren has signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Nationals. Haren, 32, is a former All-Star who has started at least 30 games in eight consecutive seasons. Much like people who become teachers to get the summer off, Haren was probably interested in going to a team that believes in work-limits for any pitcher under the age of 28 or over the age of 29. Haren missed time with a back injury last season. The Nationals are now a lock for a decade-worth of World Series trips.
The Texas Rangers appear poised to hang on to Yu Darvish.
With Clayton Kershaw out, the Dodgers need to add another ace.
It was bound to happen.