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Source: Reds sign OF Joe Mather to minor league deal

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Cincinnati Reds have signed outfielder Joe Mather to a minor league contract. Mather, 30, will report to the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Saturday. After being released by the Phillies in spring training, Mather signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League on April 5th, and hit .271 with 2 HR and 4 RBI...
Via CLNS Radio
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils Release Joe Mather

According to Matt Gelb and Chris Branch, the Phillies have released non-roster invitee Joe Mather. Mather was among the worst part-time players in the Majors last year, hitting .209/.256/.324 in 243 PA, posting a Major League-worst -1.5 fWAR.  In our non-roster invitee preview, we stated Mather had no chance to make the team out of camp and no chance to see time with the team this...
Via Phillies Nation
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Last year Joe Mather, this year Brent Lillibridge?

Last season Joe Mather was signed to a minor league contract and then made the team. Joe Mather was not any good. Not before he signed with the Cubs and especially not with the Cubs. Despite this, he still had nearly 250 plate appearances. Joe Mather was the worst player in baseball last year. Baseball Reference only thought he was the 5th worst player in baseball. In four seasons...
Via Obstructed View OLD
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Dealings

Freshly signed off the minor league free agent scrap heap are Joe Mather and Brian Bass.Mather has spent parts of 4 seasons with the Cardinals, Braves, and Cubs playing all 3 outfield positions and a little 1st and 3rd base.  He's a lifetime .219/.628 hitter in 229 games.  He bats right-handed and is 30 years old (aka- minor league filler).  On a positive note, he has clubbed...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 5, Rockies 3

Joe Mather took advantage of a rare start with a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago Cubs ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies had matched a season best with a five-game winning streak. Chicago trailed 3-2 going into the eighth. Brett Jackson tied it with his second homer of the...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs and Rockies Give New Meaning to Going Number 2

Blackmon RF, Herrera SS, Pachecho 1B, Gonzalez LF, Hernandez C, Colvin CF, Nelson 3B, LeMahieu 2B, Pomeranz P vs. Mather RF, Vitters 3B, Rizzo 1B, Soriano LF, Castro SS, Castillo C, B. Jackson CF, Barney 2B, Samardzija P The Rockies recent 5-game win streak and the Cubs continued excellence in losing has earned the Cubs a 3-game lead for the #2 spot in next year's draft for the...
Via Cub Reporter
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Funnies. Oh wait it's the Cubs. Make that Sunday Saddies.

Click to see gif. Ouch.Joe Mather had a rotten night with the glove.I mean - plenty of effort, right?But all Mather will remember is Matt Kemp saying he "had a little help" with his game-winning home run that bounced off Mather's glove like a mini-trampoline and then went over the fence.Later, Mather would make another grand effort, diving at a line drive (can't...
Via Cub Reporter
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Mather Redux

I don’t even think Joe is terrible, but I can’t stand him in center.  
Via Obstructed View OLD
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 48 Thread - T. Wood vs. Suppan

The face of Joe Mather batting third will forever haunt my nightmares of the 2012 Cubs. Padres Cubs *Venable, CF *DeJesus, RF Denorfia, RF Castro, SS *Alonso, 1B Mather, CF Quentin, LF *LaHair, 1B *Headley, 3B Soriano, LF Hundley, C *Stewart, 3B #Cabrera, 2B Barney, 2B #Parrino, SS *Lalli, C Suppan, P Wood, P What's more amazing, that the Cubs have lost...
Via Cub Reporter
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mather Lifts Cubs Past Cardinals

CHICAGO (AP) -- Joe Mather's two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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