After throughly ripping off the Angels last season (Vernon Wells for Mike Napoli with no money involved), the Jays are trying to work out another deal with the Angels this year, though no one is poised to win this one.
The proposed trade is Brad Mills (2-3 with an ERA 8.57 in 48.1 career innings) for Jeff Mathis (career .194 batthing average).
Mathis figures to serve as back up for J.P. Arencibia and serve as a place holder while some of the Jays better catcher prospects develop.
Mills on the other hand, won’t be missed too much. Maybe he’ll figure it out in Los Angles, but whatever he’s doing in Toronto just isn’t working. Even if he develops into a decent pitcher, it will probably have to do with new scenery and coaching than anything else.
All in all, not a very exciting deal. Maybe Alex Anthopolous is cooking up something good. Or maybe there’s just not many good deals to be had out there.