Found December 03, 2011 on Batter's Box:
Breaking news, just before the baseball meetings next week in Dallas. The Jays have traded Brad Mills to the Angels for Jeff Mathis according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Brad Mills didn't have a future in the AL East and he was due to be traded. Hopefully he will have more success in the AL West. Mills went to university in Arizona and presumably will enjoy returning there for spring training.Mathis will likely be the backup catcher in Toronto. JP Arencibia would be due to catch 130 games in 2012 leaving 30 for the backup catcher.Is ths the first of many winter meeting deals?

Angels ship C Mathis to Toronto for LHP Mills

The Los Angeles Angels have traded catcher Jeff Mathis to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Brad Mills. The Angels made the deal on Saturday to get rid of the light-hitting Mathis, who led the club with 79 starts behind the plate last season. The Angels acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from Colorado last Wednesday. Although Mathis is a strong defensive catcher, he batted just...

Angels ship Mathis to Jays for Mills

The Los Angeles Angels traded catcher Jeff Mathis to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday for left-hander Brad Mills. Although Mathis is a strong defensive catcher, he batted just .174 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 2011. He is batting .194 with 26 homers since starting his major league career in 2007. Mathis said he is excited to work with Toronto's pitching staff. '&...

BREAKING: Angels Trade Mathis, Fans Get Early Christmas Present

Christmas just came early for Angel fans as news breaks that the Angels have traded Jeff Mathis, easily one of the most maligned players in franchise history, to Toronto for lefty pitcher Brad Mills. After acquiring catcher Chris Iannetta earlier this week, the writing was on the wall that Mathis' reign of terror would be coming to an end, but to see that it is now official...

Ken Rosenthal: Jose Reyes And Marlins Agree On $106M Deal

Yeah, it is Ken Rosenthal, but it sounds like this **** may stick. More »

Blue Jays acquire Jeff Mathis from Angels

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Halo Headlines: Mathis Trade Reactions, Angels Interested in Madson, Make an Offer to C.J. Wilson

The December 5th, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including reactions to the Mathis trade, Angels pursuing closer Ryan Madson, make an offer to C.J. Wilson and much ...

Angels trade Mathis to Blue Jays for lefty Mills

The Angels on Saturday announced the club has acquired left-handed pitcher Brad Mills from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Jeff Mathis.

Rosenthal On Capuano, Marlins, Pujols, Red Sox

The Twins offered Chris Capuano a two-year deal before he accepted the Dodgers' offer, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Here are more of Rosenthal's notes from around MLB... One GM says other teams backed off from Jose Reyes after the Marlins offered him $90MM over six years. The Cardinals offered Albert Pujols a nine-year deal worth $190-200MM...

Marlins Close to Signing Reyes

#bbpBox_143508904171679744 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_143508904171679744 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sources: #Marlins, Reyes close on six-year deal, believed to be for $110 million. #MLB36 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite@Ken_RosenthalKen Rosenthal It looks like that is that. It’s been real, Jose Reyes.  Thanks for the memories...

Giants post bid on Japanese shortstop — or did they?

The thing about baseball’s annual Winter Meetings is, everyone is trying to get the scoop. So much so that when something — anything — deemed newsworthy hits the rumor mill, a hundred different baseball journalists hanging out in a hotel lobby scramble to their smart phones to tweet it out first. That way, you know, they get credit for the scoop — and therefore, presumably...

Winter Meeting preview!

In brief - none of us have any idea what AA is gonna do.Full stop.His public comments suggest:1. a trade is much more likely than a free agent2. he's almost certainly not going to sign either Pujols or Fielder3. If a reporter tell you he's "in on" someone, he's almost certainly NOT.4. if they tell you a deal is basically done, it probably is.5. he's much...

Marlins Eyeing Aramis, Pursuing Reyes, Buehrle

The Marlins have discussed the possibility of signing Prince Fielder and some of their front office executives like the idea of pursuing the 27-year-old free agent, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. However, Miami is more active in its pursuit of Albert Pujols and other top free agents. The latest: The Marlins are putting an all-out press on Jose...
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