Orioles Acquire Dana Eveland

The Orioles acquired lefty Dana Eveland from the Dodgers, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  The Orioles will give up a 22-year-old lefty Jarret Martin and outfielder Tyler Henson, announced the team.

Eveland, 28, will be arbitration eligible for the first time in 2012.  He posted a 3.03 ERA in 29 2/3 innings for the Dodgers this year, tossing another 154 frames in Triple-A.  Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a statement, "We think Dana is a qualified Major League pitcher who won 15 games last year between Albuquerque and Los AngelesHe provides depth and can compete for a starting spot on our roster in 2012."

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  1. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

    So this was the trade the Orioles were expected to announce today and rumored at last night. Its tough to be an Orioles fan.

    • $3513744 4 years ago

      Could be worse.  You could be in Pittsburg.

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        I don’t know, the Pirates have long since accepted their lot in life. I think when you get to the point where your big trade announcement is acquiring Dana Eveland, you’ve hit rock bottom.

      • Pittsburg signed Erik Bedard.  Think I would rather have him than Eveland.

        • $3513744 4 years ago

          Lets just all agree to disagree, and agree on the sadness of having to argue over who is worse off when these are their top deals.  No one wins here.

          • Rabbitov 4 years ago

            You would rather have Eveland than Bedard?  Only one of those is a pitcher who can pitch in the Al East. 

          • $3513744 4 years ago

            I never said that.  What good are either of them going to do you?  Bedard will only give you up to 5 innings for half the season if you’re lucky.

          • Rabbitov 4 years ago

            Eveland may let up more runs in the 10 innings he pitches than Bedard will in his entire season. 

          • $3513744 4 years ago

            Exactly.  Pick your poison.  Someone who’s going to lose for you or someone who’s going to lose for you.  One does it faster, the other costs you more.

          • $3513744 4 years ago

            Exactly.  Pick your poison.  Someone who’s going to lose for you or someone who’s going to lose for you.  One does it faster, the other costs you more.

      • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

        I would rather be a Pirate fan right now than an Oriole fan

        • $3513744 4 years ago

          I can interchange those two names right now and makes no difference.  At least O’s fans have had something decent to watch in the last few decades.  What have Pirates fan had to rave about since Bonds left?

          • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

            I mean as of right now, and moving forward, I would rather be a Pirate fan.

          • $3513744 4 years ago

            Even still.  I see nothing to rave about.  If there’s one thing we can learn from these two teams is not to get hope up.  If they want me to believe they’re going to turn things around, make it happen first.  Until then, it’s the same old story year in and year out.

          • $3513744 4 years ago

            I have to admit though, that this headline is still pretty damn funny every time I read it after what we’ve seen today already.

          • Rabbitov 4 years ago

            You really lose either way.  The Pirates at least don’t have to play in the Al Beast. 

      • As an Orioles fan at the (literal) exact center of a triangle between Baltimore and Pittsburgh and Washington. I can assure you that both the Pirates and Orioles are equally pathetic. The Nationals will win a WS long before either.

        • Quizicat 4 years ago

          You need a little work on your Geometry skills.

    • Henry 4 years ago

      I agree.I was hoping to get prince but I think he might go to the mariners to end this years amazing winter meetings.

  2. LA 4 years ago

    Is this a joke? I hope its not April fools day..

  3. alxn 4 years ago

    say goodbye to your 15 minutes of fame pujols

  4. Stop the presses!!! Take the Pujols headline down! Now this is a story!

  5. Ohhhhh, Baltimore…


  6. vincentjulian 4 years ago

    Curious to see how the rest of the AL East responds to this blockbuster.

  7. grownice 4 years ago

    Albert who!? Eveland in the hizzzouse!

  8. Boo what? Is he really going to be a starter next year?  We really don’t have enough to trade for someone of consequence?

  9. So we traded for an arb eligible starter why?

  10. PJaysW 4 years ago

    wow, the orioles are aware he can’t hack it in the AL East though right?

  11. I’ve said it before: the O’s just love former Jays pitchers, don’t they?

  12. Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

    I really think this is a good pick up for Baltimore..He slides into their rotation easily and should be good for at least 175 innings. Sucks to have to come right after the Albert signing though, Baltimore could’ve made a huge splash and nobody would have noticed

    • PJaysW 4 years ago

      for reals?

    • jonzie5647 4 years ago

      *I* could slide into that rotation easily.

      And I’m black and orange throughout, Balmer raised.

    • not_brooks 4 years ago


      He’s thrown 175 MLB innings exactly zero times since his “breakout” year with Oakland in 2008.

  13. I really hate this team.

  14. jonzie5647 4 years ago

    O’s better only be sending PTBNL, cash, or (preferably) Duquette to LA on this.

  15. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    Because in Baltimore, pitching is for the birds?

  16. jonzie5647 4 years ago

    Duplicate post, pls delete.

  17. Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

    …sigh… I really thought it was something of consequence

  18. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    :( for some reason reply stopped working and just posts as a new comment

  19. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    Because in Baltimore, pitching is for the birds?

  20. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    Angels get Pujols and Wilson. Orioles get Eveland. Guess that’s why the Orioles are who they are.

  21. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    Why exactly did Duquette build up today when these are the moves he’s making?  I don’t even care much about the trade I just don’t get why he builds up fans for a guy who could compete for the #5 pitching spot. 

    • FamousGrouse 4 years ago

      Agreed. Its the build up that makes this so bad. 
      I miss the days when the Orioles and Royals were great.

      • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        Even as a diehard NL fan I have to agree. Might as well add the Pirates to that list, while we’re talking about the late great teams.

  22. Steven Gianoulos 4 years ago

    Funny how the Baltimore media fails to admit that Peter isn’t running this joke of a franchise anymore….Louis Angelos, is the braintrust of this organization.

  23. Alex 4 years ago

    This was the big trade? Wow.

  24. Openly Weeping….no Sobbing!!!!!  =’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’(
    I can’t take it anymore!!!!!!!!!!
    Seriously, though what is Duquette doing other than building a Triple A team?
    This guy is sleepwalking and he expects a .500 or better record? He’s not only drinking Orange Kool-Aid heavily, it’s been spiked with something.

    • JaysNesan 4 years ago

      I agree with you. This shows that Duquette’s lack of knowledge in the game in recent years. Eveland was DFA by Jays just two years ago after he was massacred by AL east teams including Orioles. He was out of job for a while then Pirates took him and released him after his miserable performance. Last year Dodgers used him as a September call up. He is other version of Jo Jo Reys. I bet you that he can’t stand in AL more than a month. 

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      Beings he made the deal with the Dodgers, he acquired not only Eveland, but some of Colletti’s knowledge and savvyness in the deal as well.

  25. Maybe the O’s can go after Trumbo for a reasonable price now

  26. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    Duquette publicly and passionately said he was not trading our young pitching.  Thats two young pitchers traded in a week . . . 

    • OrangeCards 4 years ago

      He was referring to the high profile guys like Matusz and Britton, not fringe bullpen prospects. I’m still disappointed by the trade.

  27. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    Duquette publicly and passionately said he was not trading our young pitching.  Thats two young pitchers traded in a week . . . 

  28. bigpat 4 years ago

    Yanks and Red Sox are asleep at the wheel, the road to playoffs runs through Baltimore now. 

  29. secretsignal 4 years ago

    He had to *give up* players for Eveland? Why?!

  30. secretsignal 4 years ago

    He had to *give up* players for Eveland? Why?!

  31. bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

    Henson seems like a AAAA guy. While Martin looks like he can have some potential if he walks less, which will probably help that ERA. Dodger’s needed more young lefty starters

    • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

      Looks like an exchange of warm bodies to me, though I suppose it’s too early to judge on Martin. Not that we could expect top or even middling prospects for Eveland.

      • bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

        Exactly, considering it was Eveland, I’m pleased with Martin. He’s a 22 year old lefty and lefties do tend to develop later. If he can get that walk rate down his ERA could come way down too. He doesn’t give up that many hits and he strikes out alot. I’m going to stay optimistic on this one

        • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

          Not knowing anything else about this player yet, I’d guess that he throws hard but has control issues. He was drafted in the 18th round if that means anything.

  32. Wow, good job Colletti (I can’t believe I said that)! Eveland was likley a non-tender guy. Martin could be a really solid bullpen arm if he cuts down on the walks. 

  33. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    I just flipped my table over and broke a window with joy.

    This is the trade I’ve been waiting for allllllllllllllllll year long.

    btw, who is Dana Eveland?

  34. Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

    Ok now Douquette is doing interviews talking how the trade came about?  You traded a bunch of low level minors guys for a guy who has sucked in the majors.  It’s like he is begging for a trophy for 26th place.  All week “Irons” were in the fire and this is what we get?  Boo to you Mr. Douquette.  Boo to you

    • Boo to you! LOL such Politeness. Henson was in AAA last year, he also had a spring training invite. I think he has potential. He’s a good athlete. I am pissed off to be honest and really not feeling polite right now. Duquette, I am not sure what you’re trying to do, but this is no good!

  35. i heard jim johnson is missing….he is afraid buck is going to make him pitch 7000 innings again this year!!

  36. this trade is sooo huge it makes you want to break out that old cheesy orioles magic song/commercial…..the one with guthrie, millar, hawkins etc….

  37. Dana eveland im sure he has been in full contact with Alderson too

  38. chee1rs 4 years ago

    oh man , this is nuts

  39. Guest 4 years ago

    we suck again

  40. weezer1982 4 years ago

    we suck again!

  41. anthony88 4 years ago

    lol who needs someone like Cj Wilson when you have this guy? am I right?

    you watch your back yankees and red sox. 2012 is gonna be the year of the birds

  42. chee1rs 4 years ago

    surprised they weren’t traded for a couple dead guys

  43. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    or chump :)

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