Minnesota and Dan Haren

On the Twins website, you can view their new stadium. It looks very nice and seems to go over a freeway of some sort. The stadiumd design was approved recently.

The real nature of this post is a look at Dan Haren. In 2003 he pitched agaisnt the Phillies twice, which resulted in this line:
0-1, 2 G, 12 IP, 5.25 ERA, 7 ER, 8 SO, 2 BB
His ERA in 2003 was 5.08.

In 2004 and 2005 he pitched agaisnt the Braves twice. The line is:
2-0, 2 G, 11.2 IP, 5.40 ERA, 7 ER, 8 SO, 2 BB
His ERA in 04 was 4.50 and his ERA in 05 was 3.73.

He pitched for the Cards in 03 and 04 playing in 14 games each year, and only starting 5 of those games in 2004. His strikeout count for his seasons starting in 03 and going to 07 have been 43, 32, 163, 176, 192.

This data can bee found at baseballreference.com

The reason I feel that he would be great for the Mets is his IP totals. Since going to Oakland, he has had 3 years of over 200 innings pitched, 217, 223, and around 222. Thats really amazing.

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