Mets Sign Dana Eveland
Breaking news: the New York Mets have signed lefthanded pitcher Dana Eveland.
Eveland pitched in Korea last year; he spent 2012 with the Baltimore Orioles. It’s hard for me to believe Eveland is already 30 years old; it seems like just yesterday, he was a 20-something starter whose future looked so bright, he was part of the trade that sent Dan Haren from Oakland to Arizona. Eveland will add to the pitching depth at AAA Las Vegas. Not a terrible move — a team can always use another lefthanded pitcher.
Speaking of the Orioles and 30-year-old pitchers, Baltimore signed Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50M contract. There was a time that Jimenez was one of the brightest young pitching phenoms in the game, then he became a righthanded Oliver Perez, then last year he resurrected himself just in time for a free-agent payday. I don’t know; that Ollie-like fall from grace, combined with his frightening mechanics, spell trouble. It will be interesting to see how that works out.
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