Dan Haren made $10 million last night

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Actually, he made it over the course of the year, but he crossed over the 180 innings pitched line last night, and that caused his $10 million option to kick in.

It’s a player option, so he can choose to walk away from it if he’d like. Though, honestly, I think he’d be kind of dumb to do that. He has really come on as of late, but overall he had a pretty “meh” year, notching 13 wins despite a 4.03 ERA and a posting his lowest K/9 rate of his career. It was his third straight year with an ERA+ under 90. At this point he’s an innings eater. And there is value in having an innings eater around. Just not multi-year value or possibly even value greater than $10 million.

Haren likes the west coast. He should exercise his option and stick with the Dodgers.