Chicago Cubs: Best deadline trades during the Theo Epstein regime

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There may not have been a more entertaining guy than Dan Haren. Able to poke fun at himself for his inability to throw hard, the Cubs offered a “swan song” of sorts for him to finish out his career. After missing out on David Price and Cole Hamels, the Cubs settled on the Haren to fill the gap.

Haren did finish 4-2 with the Cubs, but it wasn’t an impressive effort with Chicago. Often, Joe Maddon wouldn’t stick with Haren long, as he went less than five innings in four of his 11 starts. Just like Hunter, Haren was left off of the playoff roster as the Cubs went with what they had.

Haren called it a career after his time in Chicago, finishing his career with 153 wins. Haren was also a three-time All-Star, once with Oakland and twice with the Diamondbacks.