The Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels have played almost 60 seasons of baseball. As the baseball world is suspended due to circumstances outside its control, it is time to look back at the history of this organization. There have been many talented players to put on the uniform, and we at Crashing the Pearly Gates wish to highlight the best who have ever represented the Angels. Without further ado, here we go!
#90 – Dan Haren
Dan Haren is 5th Starter’s favorite, but he was no 5th Starter. Coming to the Angels after being traded by the Diamondbacks, Dan Haren played for the Angels for 2.5 seasons from 2010-2012. Going 33-27 with a 3.52 ERA, Dan was a workhorse with the team, leading the MLB in starts in 2011 and compiling 78 overall in his short stint.
With the 12th best ERA in Angels history and the lowest walk rate out of any pitcher, Dan made a big impact in his short time here. His 2011 was good enough to get him 7th place in AL Cy Young voting. This was largely in part due to his one hitter as well as his reliability. All this with a 109 ERA+ which is tied for 13th and the 11th best FIP at 3.51, Dan Haren will certainly be remembered for years to come.
Loved going to Haren games because he worked quickly. Went to Haren vs. Buehrle once and we were done a little after 9 pm. Great for a midweek matchup.
Also liked Haren on the mound because he was good and we usually won.
Paging Goose Gaskins! Paging Goose Gaskins!
Too busy at the auction
Goose is probably peeved that Haren is only #90.
Yeah I remember when we thought we had 4 aces, 1A, !B, !C, and 1D, Haren, Santana, Weaver, and…was it Wilson?
Yep and then Greinke was added at the end of that year.