Call me optimistic, but I just don't see the downside of the Haren deal.
1) He has to pass a physical
2) It is a 1 year deal.
3) We are not asking him to be our ace. He just needs to fill in the role as the #5 guy in the rotation. He just needs to be slightly better than he was last year.
Don't get me wrong, I am not expecting him to be amazing. His declining velocity and injury history is troubling. But hard to see the downside about a 1 year deal like this.
Also, Rizzo has earned my trust 100% when it comes to these things. Until the record proves me otherwise, I trust his talent evaluation.