Despite his Boston love, I gotta say, Bill Simmons over on ESPN's page 2 is one of the most entertaining writers in sports right now. He posted a mid season report card for the AL (sorta like our own Blez, but with more random references...) and had some cool things to say about Danny Haren:
The Bobby Simmons Award for "Best Player That Nobody Realizes is Good Yet"
Have you seen Danny Haren pitch for Oakland? First of all, he's a big dude with long hair and a crazy look in his eye -- one of those guys who stares down his manager because he doesn't want to come out of the game. Second, he's the reliever who shut the Sox down in long relief of Game 2 of the World Series -- in a must-win situation, on the road -- so clearly, he has the requisite testicular fortitude. Third, he's 6-0 in his last nine starts. Fourth, he's only 24. And fifth, he's on my AL-only roto team and one of the few bright spots of my season, so I thought I would give him his own paragraph. Thank you, Danny Haren. I enjoy your work. Keep it up and you'll get your own fluff column in ESPN The Magazine some day.
I'd check the whole column out, there's some good stuff in there: