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Mets will promote Triple-A LHP Dana Eveland

The Mets will promote Triple-A LHP Dana Eveland for Sunday’s game against the Phillies.

The Mets did not announce a corresponding move.

The team has played 28 innings the last two days. The bullpen is fairly taxed, Terry Collins explained late Saturday. Eveland will bring a fresh arm to the bullpen, much like Buddy Carlyle, who was promoted for the same reason after Friday’s 14-inning game.

Eveland, 30, has not pitched in the big-league since 2012 in Baltimore.

He was 4-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 12 appearances this season in Triple-A.

Update: Prior to Sunday’s game, the Mets selected the contract of LHP Dana Eveland from Las Vegas (AAA) and optioned Matt den Dekker to Las Vegas. Eveland will wear #61.




94 comments
cmetsfan
cmetsfan

I think this kind of bullpen need could give rise to a whole new form of cross level specialist.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

Rumor is that the Mets are scouring senior citizens centers for former MLB players.

nolrog
nolrog

From that picture, I think Bartolo Colon is going to have some competition at the buffet today.

bigdirty
bigdirty

I never imagined I'd get to the point where I will change the channel when the Mets offense is up. The offense is pathetic! it make the team unwatchable. You would think and extra innign game would have great excitment and intigue - this is just torture! 


There is a lot of good that is happening with this team and its pitching but the lack of offensive help will shrt circuit it quickly. overworking the young pitchers on this staff is goign to derail the big plans. Sandy and the Wilpons need to get their head out of their @$$  and understand that a mjors and pricey overall of the offense needs to happen...


if the Wilpons had a little more fore sight they could see that with even 1 more above average offensive piece this team could legit contend for a wild card spot. 

1swunglow
1swunglow

I liked what buddy did last night, he worked fast & threw strikes.  I'm not sure what his long term prospects for the season are, but if he can continue to duplicate that effort, I hope he sticks around. 

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

Collins is a cry baby.   a few yrs ago he was crying over the tough schedule his team had right after the all star break.  Last yr it was cry about the cold weather in colorado and minnesota.  now he is crying about his players being really tired after playing back to back extra inning games.  He always sows the negative. always.   With Johan Santana, right after he pitched the no hitter,  instead of saying that he is not worried about Johan throwing all those pitches because Johan will recover just fine,  he cries like a baby that he hopes all those pitches don't blow out Johan's shoulder.   The guy always has an excuse, always sows negatives, always manages scared.  He never won for a reason and the reason is because he is a cry baby!

Doubleday
Doubleday

Eveland pitched in Korea in 2013. Sandy may have crossed his path in Oakland.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Baseball should make a rule for extra inning games after a certain amount of innings where you can call up a 26th man for the next game after if you need an extra arm.. making 2 roster moves in 2 days cause we don't want a guy getting injured is stupid

greekgod
greekgod

Finally Wright won a game with his single hit last night. That makes it two games won for the team in 3 years; nice to have a "face of the franchise." player on the team.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

There's an explanation.  He went to India for 12 years to play cricket.  Just didn't work out. 

yankeehater
yankeehater

Look for the mets to trade gee and/or niese for hitting prospects, not established ML talent. They aren't taking on a big salary, and it would be stupid to trade our prospects for  a half-season rental.

1harris1
1harris1

And if Collins had brought Carlyle in for the save in the 9th, he would have been crucified on this site had the game been blown. His management of the bullpen was fine. Familia just didn't get the job done in the 9th.

jmjmjm
jmjmjm

@bigdirty 8th in the NL in runs. Not a good offense, but more mediocre than pathetic.

yankeehater
yankeehater

 Valverde looked good early on too.....these guys are where they are for a reason.

hankypanky
hankypanky

"Tejada hasn't been awful"? Try pretty damn impressive for the most maligned player on the club. Take that, haters.

stage52
stage52

@Steven Matregrano  I would bet denDekker goes back down since Terry seems to not want to use him even when the situation calls for him to play.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Steven Matregrano Flores should be playing.  You can't really sit Tejada now, but he and Murphy and Wright could use a day off here and there (especially Murph).  The answer is pay an experienced middle infield vet to come sit bench and send Flores back to Vegas.  But until then, Flores has to stay here as he represents the only backup at middle infield (Campbell is more of a corner guy)

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Steven Matregrano  I don't think it should be Flores because you can't have Tejada as your only SS. If it's a position player which I believe it should be then it has to be den Decker if Lagares is ok or perhaps a Lagares DL trip if he's not.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Wow. He sounds just like the whiners on this blog!

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@George Komninakis "...what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." 

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

@George Komninakis  What team has a 5 game series with any team at any point this season? What team had entire series snowed out last year? Over the last three years can you imagine a team playing more innings that these New York Mets?  The guy is not a stoned faced gorilla he has compassion and a real heart, sadly he's never going to win anything in New York.  

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@George Komninakis Because he genuinely cares for his players. He really doesnt wanna run guys back out there and possibly get someone hurt. You can bash his managerial skills all you want, but the guy is human and feels for his players. I feel for them too, especially that bullpen.

1harris1
1harris1

Did he turn out to be wrong about Johan?

I'm not a Collins fan either, but the reason he hasn't won here is due more to a lack of talent than anything else. And frankly, given the refusal by ownership and the front office to make necessary moves to improve the everyday lineup, I don't think Terry "cries" enough.

1harris1
1harris1

Who did we send down to make room for our new lefthander? Buddy C would appear to be the likeliest candidate, as unfair as that may seem.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@Steven Glansberg The last couple games were rare situations especially in the midst of a five game series.  MAYBE there can be an option "in special cases" (and this might be one) to bring up a 26th guy. They already tweaked the rules, I think, for doubleheaders and the "taxi squad" rules. But, teams should be able to handle situations like this under current rules. No big deal to rotate minor league arms like you would call in for some help in any business in special situations.  The same would be the case if there was some surprise doubleheader or something.  

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@Steven Glansberg Although it stinks, they really needed to help their own cause by driving in all those guys left on base. If they did that, they wouldnt have this issue.

nolrog
nolrog

I don't agree with that.  Being able to manage your roster in the course of the season is part of things.  Having a better bullpen management (like having one reliever go 4-5 innings in a game like this), would help dramatically.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@greekgod He's been with this team so damn long, he's helped win games with big hits, big plays, tieing a game, bringing them closer, giving them the lead, walkoffs etc. By all means continue to complain about the unclutchness of our franchise player, it makes you look ridiculous really.

theglider
theglider

You're so correct. Let's not count the games in which we were close because of the three runs he drove in earlier. Those runs don't count. And let's also ignore any runs he's saved us with his glove because they don't matter either.

After all it's not like we've been in games because of him, right?

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@yankeehater Well considering Gee is on the shelf, and Niese is our most consistent pitcher, I seriously doubt that right now.

hankypanky
hankypanky

I agree. Niese and Gee will be salary dumps anyway. Picking up more salary doesn't make sense in the Wilpons universe.

nolrog
nolrog

The 40 was at 38 the other day anyway.

nolrog
nolrog

@BiggieTKB  40 man roster was at 38 the other day (40 including Harvey and Parnell, who are both on the 60 day DL.)

yankeehater
yankeehater

@Brian Webster @Steven Matregrano I agree with den dekker as well...but at the same time flores is collecting dust when he should be playing every day (if not here then in vegas).

Son of Harley
Son of Harley

@1harris1  Nobody yet. They're waiting to see if Lagares needs to be placed on the DL. If so, then that will be the move that makes room for Eveland.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Joe Paulson  Truth is, this is mainly an issue for the Mets because their AAA affiliate is 2100 miles away.   Thanks Jeff.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@theglider Don't you realize? Runs before the 7th inning are only "warm up runs" and they don't count towards REAL STATS.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

@theglider This teams problem has never been david wright, yet there are a couple people on this site that love to make it seem that way

yankeehater
yankeehater

@Dana Smith @yankeehater The deadline is in 2 months though....im not saying they are getting traded now but in 2 months, if they continue to perform, and the mets continue to underperform, there will be some nice offers on the table. Bottom line is that somebody is going to have to go just because of the glut of starters we have, coupled with our little league offense.

Id rather go with the young guns then with gee and niese (although I would hate to lose either of them).

The Yankees for instance would LOVE to have either guy....too bad their farm is so damned busted.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@hankypanky Salary-wise, Niese's deal is back-loaded so he is owed 7M next year and 9M in '16 with a 500K buyout for the year after that.  Colon is the obvious "salary dump" (with trade implications) here.  Gee: Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015 ... so maybe. When it comes to "salary dump," however, Niese isn't who'd I think of first.  7m is rather cheap for a pretty solid LHP.

nolrog
nolrog

Bah. Responded to the wrong comment.

stage52
stage52

@C.K. Dexter Haven @Joe Paulson  I lived near Buffalo at the time of the move and the Bisons owners were really not happy with the attendance numbers since the Mets moved there driven more by the down turn in the economy and the Bisons really did not have very good seasons there .The decision to affiliate with Toronto was purely a monetary one to try to get more attendance and not one where they had a beef with the Mets Org.

stage52
stage52

@C.K. Dexter Haven @Joe Paulson  The move to Las Vegas was more about the Org in Buffalo thought they could attract more fans  by being an affiliate of Toronto which is close by and many baseball fans go to the Toronto games as it is.  This left the Mets with few options since there was not  an opening to remain in that league.  The only options were to replace the vacant LAs Vegas PCL slot or an Oklahoma site which is dreadful  . The Mets has little choice in the decision . The decision by Buffalo was  more a decision  by the owners that they would be better served by being affiliated with Toronto.

nolrog
nolrog

Once Jeff pisses off Vegas enough, they will move the affiliate to Guam.

nolrog
nolrog

Considering he has hardly played, it was the right move.  They can send Flores down for the same reason.