Angels Notes: Maicer Izturis, Jeff Mathis

The Angels made their first major move of the offseason last night, acquiring Chris Iannetta from the Rockies for Tyler Chatwood. Here’s a look ahead at what GM Jerry Dipoto may do next…


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72 Comments on "Angels Notes: Maicer Izturis, Jeff Mathis"


3 years 7 months ago

The Angels should really try and trade Mathis for Wright? Add two prospects in with Mathis and maybe it works out for us?

3 years 7 months ago

lol wut?

3 years 7 months ago

Mets get:
1. 2 top prospects (not Bourjos, Trout, or Trumbo)
2. Jeff Mathis

Angels get:
1. David Wright

3 years 7 months ago

Do the angels have 2 top prospects not named Bourjos, Trout or Trumbo?  Either way that is a horrible trade idea, unless the old Angel GM is the Mets GM now.

3 years 7 months ago

Well, you could look at Luis Jimenez, Jean Segura, Hank Conger, etc. maybe not “top 2″ but overall good young talent. Last time I checked Tony Reagins was the Mets new GM XD

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I know a way that we can get Griffey and Bonds and it wouldn’t even cost that much.

-George Costanza

3 years 7 months ago

Jean Segura 2B/SS. Good BA, aggressive, good defense. Could start.

Jeremy Moore* OF. Speed, decent average/OBP, some power, pretty good defense. May be a starting OF on a rebuilding team; utility on a contender. 
Garrett Richards* SP. Projected #1 or #2. 

Alexi Amarista* 2B/SS. Speed, above average hitter, good defense. Likely a utility IF, but could start on a team not contending.

Luis Jiminez 3B. Pretty good power, above average BA/OBP, average defense. Possibly a starting 3B with pop and average glove for 3B.

Michael Kohn* RP. Nasty breaking stuff. Set-up material.

Rich Thompson* RP. Power arm; good stuff; needs to watch out for the long ball. Middle/long reliever/maybe spot starter.

Bobby Cassevah* RP. Good stuff; already shown consistency. Middle/long relief/possible closer material; could end up being a back of the rotation starter if he has the stamina.

These aren’t top rated prospects by MLB, but the players with asterisks already have some Major League experience; have shown their upsides; and could use proper seasoning on a seller that is rebuilding.

slasher016
3 years 7 months ago

The Mets will need to throw in Murphy and Davis as well.

3 years 7 months ago

Will only work if Wright is a straight salary dump. I thought the Mets were nuts for asking a top prospect for Beltran, but the Giants took a bite. I still think they’re nuts asking for a top prospect for Wright. But…

maze88
3 years 7 months ago

Weren’t you banned?….oh, wrong blog lol

abes_seed
3 years 7 months ago

rec’d… oh wait… liked!

3 years 7 months ago

I can never escape…

abes_seed
3 years 7 months ago

can one of those prospects be Vernon Wells?

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

you couldn’t even trade jeff mathis to an independent league team

you know some players can refuse assignment to the minors when they are DFA’d? the minors will refuse jeff mathis if that time comes

MB923
3 years 7 months ago

Would the Little League refuse him?

Tom R
3 years 7 months ago

Whoa, whoa whoa.  Slow down everybody.  Aren’t we forgetting that Mathis
led all MLB catchers with 14 sacrifice bunts?  You just can’t put a
price on that kind of talent.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 7 months ago

Why would ANY team be interested in Jeff Mathis?? Any scrub from the team’s system is a better option than Mathis.

3 years 7 months ago

The team (Mets) is interested in a backup catcher, but they desire defense… although Mathis is a pathetic hitter; kid could play D

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

The Mets could trade almost anyone for a backup catcher. Why would they trade their best player for one?

3 years 7 months ago

Don’t forget they would ALSO be getting 2 prospects, if they want to be competitors soon, they need to get talent. Let’s hope they also get desperate as the Angels did when acquiring Vernon Wells!!! -____-

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

So it would be a package around Turmbo. Angels need to sell high on him. A lot of people don’t think he will be as good as he was in 2011.

3 years 7 months ago

IDK, its sort of like last year’s Astros wanting Drew Butera rumor. It just makes you go “huh?”

3 years 7 months ago

If Mathis is sold as strictly a back up, he might be more tradable. 

NathanielS
3 years 7 months ago

I will trade Jeff Mathis to his mother, and kick in a PTBNL.

Rangers4Life
3 years 7 months ago

Maybe the Rangers can pick up Mathis if he gets nontendered. Who knows, he just might become the next Mike Napoli lol

3 years 7 months ago

If Mathis is non-tendered (GOD HOPE SO, or traded =3) the Rockies have expressed interest in him apparently. He will hit for average there since the field is so big lol his usual pop-ups will now be base hits lmfao

Shu13
3 years 7 months ago

his weak liners(that were basehits) will float to the LF’er for routine outs…

abes_seed
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah, he could explode for .200 average!!!

3 years 7 months ago

Anyone but the Rangers! lol we might start to get nightmares about Mathis being Napoli 2.0 -.- next thing you know we become cursed like the Cubs. lol

3 years 7 months ago

I nominate a Jeff Mathis-Drew Butera trade. Mostly because I need something to laugh about.

Rangers4Life
3 years 7 months ago

Uh, the Angels actually thinking of trade as a possible option to get rid of Mathis? What are the going to ask for in return, a bag of balls?

And there are actually TWO teams that are expected to pursue Mathis when he becomes available? My god, what is this world coming to?

Will McLaren
3 years 7 months ago

Lots of teams would take Mathis, I think, if the Angels were will to take a bad contract (Carlos Lee, Alfonso Soriano, Barry Zito)

But no, the Angels can’t expect to get anything good for Mathis… he shoudn’t be in the MLB unless as a 3rd string, strictly defensive catching backup.

3 years 7 months ago

Selling Mathis as a back up is the only way they’ll trade him. The Angels actually need a DH, so perhaps trading him to the Astros, who are in desperate need of catching, for Carlos Lee’s contract could be an option. That would require another payroll increase of course. But that’s no big deal since the Angels only have about $45 million in contracts in 2013.

cookmeister
3 years 7 months ago

Angels have a DH.  Morales IF he comes back, and Abreu if he doesn’t.

abes_seed
3 years 7 months ago

a bag of balls???? It’s a deal! and I was just hoping for a bag…

3 years 7 months ago

mathis+1.8m for a parking permit to a free parking lot.  done

3 years 7 months ago

I hope the Tigers are still interested in Maicer, either for 2B or 3B.  Neither the Santiago/ Raburn idea at 2B, nor Inge/ Kelly at 3B, are sufficient for what the Tigers need.  

3 years 7 months ago

Maicer is so precious to us dude! That kid could just about fix the problem when needed. He is an excellent back-up (I believe he should even be a starter for some) and I would like to see him play in a every day game. Hopefully if the Angels get something tasty in return, Maicer will go to the Tigers, but you guys did already sign Ramon Santiago so idk…

3 years 7 months ago

Maicer is a legit top of the order hitter, who can get on base often enough to fill a spot leading off or batting second.  The Tigers need that, and he’d start most games, either at 2B or 3B and be an upgrade over what we’ve got.  I’m not sure what the Angels would want in return, considering that he just has one year left on his contract. 

sallen22
3 years 7 months ago

The Angels would likely want one of the terrific Tiger relievers, perhaps Benoit.  It doesn’t seem like a match though because I get the feeling the Tigers feel that would be overpaying for Izturis.  So I’d guess they’d deal a minor league starter like Matt Shoemaker and Maicer Iztuis for Benoit.

cookmeister
3 years 7 months ago

No way it’s Benoit.  Perry maybe, alburquerque if they were lucky

caliwmn760
3 years 7 months ago

Not Mighty Maicer! :( I’ll be p.o’d

Since_77
3 years 7 months ago

Maicer Izturis  = Yankee killer (44 hits in 131 abs  .336 avg.).  If they got him, that would make their life much easier.

3 years 7 months ago

There you go haha good stat bro.

SoCalAngelsFan75
3 years 7 months ago

Can’t remember if it was this past season or the one before but I remember an Angels at Yankees game where Maicer got jammed and the ball went over the short wall for a homer.  Either he is a Yankee killer or that ballpark should be for school kids cauase Maicer can normally only hit the ball past the infield.

3 years 7 months ago

Chris Ianetta is a Yankee killer too. .400 BA in 5 AB’s! 

suffern
3 years 7 months ago

Could I get clarification on the meaning of the phrase “Catch and Throw Guy”? Not sure that I’ve ever come across that phrase before. Thanks!

thegrayrace
3 years 7 months ago

Bullpen catcher.

Kay
3 years 7 months ago

I wonder if mathis reads sh!t online. poor guy. dudes Probly gonna have a napoli type year just to shut everyone up

Shu13
3 years 7 months ago

If he has a Nap type year….it will PROVE that Hatcher needs to GO….which a lot of Halos fans already think…..me inc’d…

Salmon4Coach
3 years 7 months ago

My name says it all and i hope it happens one day

Paul Shailor
3 years 7 months ago

Mathis and abreu for soriano. Mathis turns into napoli. Done. 😛

Shu13
3 years 7 months ago

W/ Wells/PBL/Hunter and Trout in the wings and Trumbo also capable of OF….why would they want Alfonso?

Paul Shailor
3 years 7 months ago

sarcasm? they did it last year with wells.

BK
3 years 7 months ago

Macier Izturis for John Danks.  Who says no?

abes_seed
3 years 7 months ago

probably the White sox.

Devon Henry
3 years 7 months ago

Maicer Izturis for Al Alburquerque. Angels get bullpen help and tigers get their 2nd/3rd baseman and top of the order guy.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 7 months ago

Izzy for a player that has one yr in the Majors? I like Al but tigers wuld have to add another player

3 years 7 months ago

I rather go into the season with Nickeas/Thole platooning @ C

3 years 7 months ago

Mathis would make a great beer league catcher… I’m willing to offer Mathis an 8th of some bomb Cali OG and and a beard-trimmer for that piece of carpet on his chin..

Thurman8er
3 years 7 months ago

The fact alone that this was referred to as “a major move” demonstrates just how much of a laughingstock the Angels front office has become.

Sigh.

Kingmojo101
3 years 7 months ago

mathis,jepsen, and izturis for jeff samardzija

cookmeister
3 years 7 months ago

Samardzija is a FA

Jacob Viets
3 years 7 months ago

Expect Mathis to be in a Rockies uniform next season. There is no way the Angels can trade him, no reason for him to be tendered, and the Rockies will be the only team interested in him.