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 MLB.com.

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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48 Comments on "Blue Jays Acquire Dana Eveland"


Guest
5 years 5 months 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.

5 years 5 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

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

5 years 5 months ago

Honestly, why?

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

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

They are just just trying things out.

Guest
5 years 5 months 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.

5 years 5 months ago

Purcey isn’t starting in the MLB rotation.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

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

5 years 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 5 months 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.

dizzle4
5 years 5 months 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.

mozelpuffski
5 years 5 months ago

lmao

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

no wonder we got people like bobby kielty turning into pitchers!

AsFanForever
5 years 5 months ago

Dana Eveland for Jesus Montero. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Are you serious?

5 years 5 months ago

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

mozelpuffski
5 years 5 months ago

interesting… not a great pickup but an arm nonetheless…

asfan2010
5 years 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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.

5 years 5 months ago

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 5 months 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.

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

So was I right, or was it Sidney Ponson?

Come on man, the suspense is killing me!

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 5 months 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.

asfan2010
5 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

asfan2010
5 years 5 months 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 5 months 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

5 years 5 months ago

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.

NateRego
5 years 5 months ago

INTERESTING!!!

asfan2010
5 years 5 months ago

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

Alldaybaseball
5 years 5 months ago

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

asfan2010
5 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

SpecialFNK
5 years 5 months 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.

gs01
5 years 5 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 5 months 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.

ejones91
5 years 5 months ago

is the player to be named later brett wallace? lol

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

YO!

Story alert
Adam Kennedy signed with the Nats
http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=7158193&topic_id=7616346

Guest
5 years 5 months 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…

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 5 months 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?

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 5 months ago

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

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.