Big Lead Sports Bar

6/24/2010

Pirates Exercise Control to Cut Dana Eveland



Dana Eveland, we hardly knew ye.

The journeyman pitcher signed by the Pirates on June 1, who arrived with the absolutely unforgettable Neal Huntington intro of "this acquisition is a potential upgrade for our current rotation with the upside of years of control," has been shown the door by the team after just three appearances.

Last night's appearance, in which Eveland surrendered six runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings, was apparently the one that sent the Pirates over the edge, as Eveland blamed rust and the Texas heat for the poor showing:
"Yeah, it's 11 days, and I was definitely a little rusty," he said. And I got worn out a little in the heat. There were a couple of PFP grounders where my legs just went to Jell-O, and I didn't have them after that," said Eveland.
Good to hear that he was staying in shape during his time off. Regardless, Eveland exits with one start, an 8.38 ERA, 15 hits allowed, 9 2/3 innings pitched, and a sure spot in a future list of failed Pirates transactions.

So what next for the Pirates? What struggling pitcher is out there, begging to be controlled for the next few years? That's a question I don't have the answer for, but I do know that the team is going to have two roster spots to fill, as Zach Duke went to the DL yesterday. The good news is that I doubt the warm bodies they bring in could pitch much worse.

Pirates cut recently acquired pitcher [PG]
NEAL HUNTINGTON WITH QUOTE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE [MH]

5 comments:

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

So goes the legend of the Eveland Steamer.......

BURGH08 said...

Eveland sounded like Ian Snell with that reasoning.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Ian Snell is certainly not someone you want to be compared to, emotionally or performance wise.

Ian Snell once had great stuff, too. Now he is one step away from the looney bin!

Nate said...

Snell still has great stuff, he's just an absolute headcase.

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

Nice Simpson's reference to start the story!