ofahn wrote:I don't understand how you jumped from five well scouted and evaluated players for a total cost of 5M to one player at 7M in order to find a nugget? The approach I suggest is not the only way to (eventually) add quality talent to an organization, it's just one more way to add young talent.
The other thing to take into consideration is that the FO feels they have an obligation to put a respectable team on the field this year. Clearly, they see Eveland (and players like him) as the way to do that.
I want to be clear that I'm not saying I believe Dana Eveland is an impact pitcher but I would like to point out that his ML WHIP was the best he has ever had in 2011, and his minor league WHIP was the best he's had since AA ball. Dan Duquette talked about his recovery last winter from bone chips. Maybe during that process he learned to stop throwing and start pitching. That would explain the loss of fastball velocity which might have actually been the cause of his improved control.
Maybe Don can get us an updated scouting report on him.
osforlife wrote:Is it just me or did we just give up two prospects for the other Jo-Jo Reyes of the world?
I am starting to question some of the moves Duquette is making. Drake put onto the 40-man? Antonelli to a major league deal? Henry and Miclat for Teagarden(our backup catcher who will play 30 games), Martin and Henson for Eveland(28 year old soft throwingjourney man)
If he cracks the rotation we our in trouble.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:I have never seen Martin pitch. But Multiple scouts and writers have been saying the Martin could end up being a solid addition to a pen in the future (not to mention a LHP with STRONG K rates). Not to mention Eveland was a non-tender candidate so the Orioles basically gave away another actual prospect (you can argue his worth) for a guy that might not have had a team by the end of the week.
I just think it is a dumb trade. I would have been fine if they had given away someone who has no value whatsoever or cash, but this is pretty dumb in my opinion.
However, Eveland could end up providing solid depth in the pen or as a long reliever (hopefully he does not start...).
Jordan wrote:I am fine with Drake on the 40-man -- he needed to be protected. Antonelli to a big league deal I don't mind.
osforlife wrote:Jordan wrote:I am fine with Drake on the 40-man -- he needed to be protected. Antonelli to a big league deal I don't mind.
I just don't think any team would pick a soon to be 25-year-old 43rd round pick who hasn't pitched effectivly above A+ yet.
I am suprised Antonelli got a big league deal. He has only had 65 PA's in the majors, those PA's came 3 years ago, and he wans't even effective in those 65 PA's. Do you think we couldn't have gotten him on a minor league deal?
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