Blue Jays Acquire Dana Eveland

8:09pm: Eveland will come into camp with a shot at a starting job with the Blue Jays, tweets Jordan Bastian of

2:42pm: According to a team press release, Toronto has acquired left-hander Dana Eveland from the A's in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Eveland was DFA'd by Oakland on Monday.

In nine starts for the Athletics last season, the 26-year-old posted a 7.16 ERA with 4.5 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9.  However, Eveland had a passable 2008 – posting a 4.34 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 29 starts.

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    The Jays have a ton of Pitching depth. I’m not saying it’s the best pitching depth. But they have a lot of questions coming in to Spring Training. I like this move by the Blue Jays.

  2. Nice little move by the Jays. Another pitcher though? They have soooo many.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      It’s all about answering questions in Spring Training. Depth is always good.

  3. Honestly, why?

    Alex Anthopoulos seems dedicated to disproving, once and for all, the old adage that you can never have enough pitching.

  4. Guest 5 years ago

    theyve got like 40 pitchers or something ridiculous going to spring training, including david purcey who’s out of options and is probably going to have to start the year in the rotation. mcgowan’s out of options too and will have to start on the DL. not sure what AA’s plan is with all these arms.

    • Purcey isn’t starting in the MLB rotation.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        He is going to get an opportunity to pitch in the MLB Rotation.

        • And he’s probably 10th on the depth chart after Marcum, Romero, Morrow, Zep, Cecil, Mills, Richmond, Tallet and now Eveland. With Drabek on the way and Litsch, McGowan hurt but returning, Purcey is… yeah. Good luck!

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Well obviously, but there are only two pitchers on the Jays that are guaranteed a spot in the Rotation.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        oh okay i’m glad you’re all-knowing. you realize that if he has a good spring training, he’ll definitely be in the starting MLB rotation, just like he was last year. he’s out of options and simply giving him away isn’t the best option.

  5. dizzle4 5 years ago

    I think it’s just simple economics. If he controls 95% of all the pitchers in baseball, he can raise the price when a team wants to acquire one. Soon he’ll be able to trade Brian Tallet for Starlin Castro and turnaround Dana Eveland for Jesus Montero.

  6. Brian Bocock, Merkin Valdez, now Dana Eveland. Anthopoulos seems to like players from the Bay.

  7. mozelpuffski 5 years ago

    interesting… not a great pickup but an arm nonetheless…

  8. asfan2010 5 years ago

    Most important, eveland now occupy’s a 40 man roster spot, which he probably doesnt deserve one. Considering the other pitching reclamations likehill,lowry ,etc Eveland is worth a shot, but he’salso out of milb options.So either he makes the team of will be dfa’d again

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Good point. Really good point. Hill is trying to redeem himself. What I find strange about the Jays’ situation is most of the Pitchers that they are taking chances on are either out of options, have no value, or both. So it’s important that Cito Gaston really knows what he is bringing with him from Dunedin to Toronto. Aside from Romero and Cecil, there are just a bunch of question marks.

    • dizzle4 5 years ago

      Yeah, with no options I have to imagine he’ll be DFA’d in a couple of months. But I guess the gamble for the Jays is that he actually has Major League starting experience of more than one year, and at 25, in terms of total MLB starts, he’d probably be the teams veteran. But more than likely, you’re right, he’ll probably be DFA’d again.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        Well the thing is, Remember, I am not saying Eveland is the next Nolan Ryan, but he was injured last year. If healthy, he could throw some quality innings. I am saying it’s possible. Not Probable.

  9. Really? Is no one going to say it? I’m going to have to be “that guy?” Fine…

    Where were the Mets on this?!

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Mike, Tremendous point. Just a tremendous point. We are just used to the Mets making terrible desicions. The Mets just do the opposite of what they are supposed to. Thats their motto.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      Where have they been all offseason? Let’s put it this way: Washburn won’t even pitch for them. It’s like getting shut down by the drunk fat girl at the end of the bar who’s been throwing herself at guys all night.

      • Suzysman 5 years ago

        “the drunk fat girl at the end of the bar who’s been throwing herself at guys all night.”

        Bartolo Colon?

      • Suzysman 5 years ago

        So was I right, or was it Sidney Ponson?

        Come on man, the suspense is killing me!

        • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

          Heh. I’d have to go with Sidney. Colon is more like the the fat girl who gets elected prom queen in some cheesy high school movie.

  10. asfan2010 5 years ago

    considering A’s still had until middle next week to put eveland on waivers, hoping they get something of value here than giving him away for nothing.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      The Mets should trade Fernando Martinez and Anderson Hernandez for Dallas Braden.

      • asfan2010 5 years ago

        Terrible deal. Braden is a beast, one of the elite changeups in baseball. He plays with passion and intensity on the mound.

        A’s dont need another OF, if anything they are looking to dump one of travis buck or eric patterson eventually

        • Guest 5 years ago

          Actually yeah…Michael Taylor and Rajai Davis on the corners look great. I’m just making fun of the Mets. Braden if healthy could win 15-17 games this season with the A’s

        • I realize the A’s are stockpilled with outfielders, but Billy Beane would jump on that deal to acquire a #2 top prospect from the Mets farm system. It’s actually 100x more of a horrible deal for the Mets than it is for the A’s. I’d never make that trade on the mets perspective.
          Don’t tell me you’d rather get cash considerations than F-Mart.

  11. NateRego 5 years ago


  12. asfan2010 5 years ago

    If only some team is desperate for wily taveras…he’s fast!!

  13. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Nats or Mets should have tried to get him. Maybe then Marlins, Padres, Astros, Giants, Dodgers, Tigers.

    • asfan2010 5 years ago

      Look at some of the pitchers signed the last few days horacio ramirez, shawn etes, tim redding etc. Wellemeyer supposedly might sign soon. Maybe teams didnt want to risk a 40 man spot on eveland who knows.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        good point. I thought the Diamondbacks could have acquired him.

  14. $1545094 5 years ago

    Eveland may be out of options, but he can still go to AAA yes? it just means he would have to clear waiver in order to go to AAA. if he is successful in spring training to somehow make the team, great. if hes not successful enough in spring training to where he does not make the team and the Jays have to put him through waivers to go to AAA is another team really going to claim him? and even if they do, its not a big loss.

  15. gs01 5 years ago

    It should be a fun spring training with everybody trying their hardest to win a spot on the club.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Yeah. There are 5 spots with 3 vacancies and 8 Pitchers who want to get one of those 3 spots. I’d say Morrow, Eveland, and Rzecpzyncski will get the 3 other rotation spots.

  16. ejones91 5 years ago

    is the player to be named later brett wallace? lol

  17. Guest 5 years ago


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  18. Guest 5 years ago

    I like how the Jays keep getting these formerly solid pitchers/or pitchers with potential…
    last year, they had a never ending supply of good pitchers/ pitchers who showed flashes.
    AND that was after their entire rotation got injured.
    So, with some guys coming back from injuries, guys like Morrow and Eveland trying to prove themselves, and all those talented young guys who pitched a little last year, they’re almost guaranteed a solid pitching staff.
    Too bad their lineup sucks…

  19. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I don’t know if Eveland’s going to amount to anything with the Jays, but it’s worth noting that they have gotten something from pitchers with worse track records than Eveland. Eh, why not take a look?

  20. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    Eveland will come into camp with a shot at a starting job with the Blue Jays, tweets Jordan Bastian of

    Good luck Eveland, yer gonna need it to literally ‘steal’ a spot away from the Morrow’s and the Cecil’s.

    Still, it’s not so bad to have pitching in AAA in case of injuries or terrible performances.

  21. Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

    So the Cards didn’t acquire a large flabby left-handed starter who coasts on natural talent……………. Oh wait, we instead acquired a large, flabby right-handed starter who coasts on natural talent. HORAAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Robert Gaito 5 years ago

    Suprised the A’s got anything for Eveland. Had a decent 2008, a terrible 2009, and had virtually no shot at a rotation spot, and would be a 3rd to 4th starter at Sacremento.

    As for the Jays, I guess the more pitchers the merrier. I’m curious to see if with so many pitchers, they’re gonna get a good enough look at em all.

  23. rbeezy 5 years ago

    Jays need to load up , a lot of young guys jockying for spots. They are going to get knocked around the park and chew up the bullpen. Jays need all the arms they can get this year.

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