Dodgers Trade Eveland as Winter Meetings End


Well the Winter Meetings concluded yesterday, and none of my predictions came true. I swear you just can’t predict anything anymore. After hearing the nauseating news that the Angels had signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, we needed a minute to settle our stomachs. I almost just vomited in my mouth….wait there it is. Anyways whatever trade Colletti was trying to finagle fell through.  However the Dodgers did make one move. The Dodgers flipped former College of the Canyons graduate lefty Dana Eveland to Baltimore for two minor leaguers.

The two minor leaguers are  left handed pitcher Jarret Martin and outfielder Tyler Henson.

Martin is 22 years old and an 18th round draft pick in 2009 out of Bakersfield college. Apparently he has good stuff, a sinking fastball and curve, but he walks too many batters.

Henson is 24 years old, bats right handed, and drafted in the 5th round of the 2006 draft by Baltimore. Henson, out of Oklahoma City, batted .247 with three home runs in 123 games for Norfolk last year. I noticed he also has experience at second, third, and shortstop.

They’re considered to be marginal prospects at best. More than likely they are Minor League fodder. Albuquerque depth.  However, you never know though.

As for Eveland, he was eligible for arbitration, but was not expected to be tendered a contract by the Dodgers. It is expected that Eveland will be competing for a spot in the starting rotation in spring training.

The arbitration deadline is on Monday, and there are several Dodgers who are eligible. Who do you think the Dodgers will tender contracts too? Stick around to find out. Go Blue