What to make of Dan Haren?
Smart, effective pitcher who has enough stuff and guile to still be a very effective major-league pitcher? Or a soft-tossing over-the-hill right-hander clinging to a rotation spot?
These days the answer almost depends on which start Haren’s recently made. He made one Friday night against the Mets, and it was a very good one, leading the Dodgers to a 6-2 victory before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 44,374.
Haren gave up a leadoff homer to Curtis Granderson and hearts stopped. It would be the bad Haren? He’s allowed the second-highest number of home runs (26) in the majors.
Yet, after the homer, Haren fairly breezed. He allowed only...