Saturday, July 21, 2007
Angels Trade Jose Molina To Yankees For Minor League Pitcher
Update: Jeff Mathis is the Angels' reserve catcher? Is Bill Stoneman crazy?
More at MLB.com.
The only question is 'Will it cost us the AL West?' Mathis is known so far primarily for his defense, and losing Jose and his .220 average with no power i can't see as costing us offensively.
Stoneman has let a lot of pieces go - the only one we can say we regret with 20-20 hindsight is losing Glaus. He hasn't gotten a ton of talent in return, but it's not like we are missing any young infielders, bullpen help, or aging veterans.
About ten days to go - let's see if Bill has any others tricks up his sleeve, but i'd rather Nap's days off go to Mathis than Molina.