It is 2 weeks until Christmas, and Billy Beane usually does his bargain shopping around this time. We of course have the Bonds topic, and we have trades for Blanton, and Haren, and anyone else on the A's with a pulse.
The Diamondbacks, who appear to be the most ardent suitor for Dan Haren, spent the weekend waiting to hear from Oakland on their most recent trade proposal.
The D-Backs’ package still is believed to include top prospects Carlos Gonzalez, Emilio Bonifacio and Brett Anderson.
Contrary to published reports, 2006 No. 1 draftee Max Scherzer is not part of the deal, major league sources said.