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Long time Angel catcher Jeff Mathis is in jeopardy of losing his job now that the Angels have traded for Chris Iannetta. Mathis is considered a standout defensive catcher and pitcher's love throwing to him, but he's one of the worst offensive players in the game.Mathis has always been an above-average defensive catcher but has been one of baseball's weakest hitters with a career .194 average, .257 on-base percentage, 26 home runs and 139 runs batted in. He had his worst offensive season in 2011, with a .174 average, .225 OBP, three homers and 22 RBIs. source Los Angels Times Manager Mike Scioscia has driven Angel fans a bit nuts by repeatedly using him in the line-up despite being an offensive liability, presumably because of his handling of pitchers and defense. However, with a new GM the team is looking for more offensive production and that makes Mathis either a non-tender or trade candidate. "Jeff brings an important part to the team that sometimes is not as e...
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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...
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...
Things are moving along quite smartly this offseason, as the Angels unloaded Jeff Mathis for LHP Brad Mills to Toronto, which means the Halos have managed to trade both their 2010 receivers to the same team. Mills was actually fairly interesting in the lower minors, but he spent three years at AAA posting uninspiring numbers (4.32 ERA with a 21-23 record, 7.8 K/9, 2.63 K/BB). If...
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Angels acquire pitcher Brad Mills, a 26-year-old left-hander who spent parts of the last three seasons in the big leagues, in the deal.
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.
The Blue Jays acquired veteran catcher Jeff Mathis from the Angels on Saturday in exchange for left-hander Brad Mills.
The Angels have traded catcher Jeff Mathis to the Blue Jays in exchange for left-handed pitcher Brad Mills.
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...
Three days after trading for catcher Chris Iannetta, the Los Angeles Angels found a landing place for light-hitting catcher Jeff Mathis, trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left-handed pitcher Brad Mills.
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There's nothing more important during the holiday season than making sure your gifts help their recipients feel good about themselves. Is a family member having trouble at work? Get him or her an 8x10 photo of Yuniesky Betancourt to hang in their office, so they can look at it each morning and think, "At least I do my job better than that guy...