Found November 30, 2011 on
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The Bucs have signed former New York Met Nick Evans to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.
Evans, 25, is a right-handed first baseman/corner outfielder and hit .256/.305/.407 in 159 games over four years in New York. The Mets recently took him off their 40-man roster.
This is an interesting move and adds to an option for the Pirates at first base for 2012. Assuming Derrek Lee doesn’t re-sign, the Bucs will be left with Garrett Jones at first base. Jones has been a serviceable player but is hardly the bat you’d want from an every day first baseman, especially with his struggles against lefties. The conventional wisdom is that if Lee or some other free agent doesn’t sign, Jones will likely platoon with Matt Hague at first. Hague is coming off a few solid years in the minors, but hasn’t played in the bigs yet and doesn’t hit for much power.
That’s where Evans comes in. He has also hit well in the minors (including for power) over the last few seasons, has some big-l...
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Given the financial situation the Mets are currently in, holding on to a guy like Nick Evans should have been a no-brainer. Not only would Evans have been a quality bat and add much-needed depth to a very thin, not-so-Amazin’ roster, but come at a relatively inexpensive price.
This 25-year old has been up and down from the minors so many times with the Mets that I don’t blame...
Photo by Michael Baron The Nick Evans torture treatment has finally come to an end, Evans probably should have been a regular on the bench for the last three seasons. Instead Evans was the first option to be sent down or placed on options. For whatever reason Nick was under appreciated in the Mets organization and was never given a fair chance. Pittsburgh is the perfect landing...
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Nick Evans “to a minor league deal, with an invite to spring training.”
Nick Evans has been up and down between Triple-A Buffalo and the New York Mets more than any player I can think of in recent years, maybe even more Nelson Figueroa.
My take when it was reported that Evans declared free...
Nick Evans is gone. Off to Pittsburgh.
Evans was the type of player who always seemed always "just about ready" who always seemed like a go to option from the minors to fill in a hole in the majors.
The problem was there was always a player who seemed more attractive, more interesting than Evans. A player we wanted to see more of, when compared to Evans. So, constantly...
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Nick Evans has signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Evans had a decent season in 2011 batting .256 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 176 at bats..
In 2010, he had a solid showing and posted a .300/.371/.536 slash with 23 homeruns and 80 RBIs in 548 PA between Binghamton and Buffalo.
Evans could thrive in Pittsburgh...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Nick Evans to a Minor League deal with a Spring Training invitation according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Evans hit .256/.314/.403 with 4 HR's and 25 RBI's in 176 AB's for the New York Mets in 2011.
Image by tjperr under the Creative Commons License.
The Pirates signed Nick Evans to a minor league deal last night, according to the New York Daily News. Evans has played bits and pieces of the last four seasons with the Mets as a utility first baseman/corner outfielder with very little power. That doesn't sound terribly exciting, but Evans does have a respectable .295/.360/.489 line against lefties, with six of his eight career...
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