Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Angels To Acquire Chris Ianetta For Tyler Chatwood
Mike DiGiovanna of the Times also reminds us this makes it a certainty that Jeff Mathis won't be tendered a contract — another reason to be optimistic.
Update 2, Reasons To Be Pessimistic: Ianetta's career road splits sux0rz,
.172/.321/.266 .208/.338/.369. (Update 12/2/11: Corrected, per jjackflash in the comments below.) Contrast that with Jeff Mathis' career line of .194/.257/.301. Let's hope Ianetta doesn't suck as much as all that. At least his .321 OBP provides grounds for hope. Hat tip to Tim Brown on teh Twitter.
Update 3: Bill Plunkett's full report in the Register.
Career interleague play (172 PAs): .250/.363/.431
In Anaheim: (22 PAs): .316/.409/.632
Not huge samples, but neither are his year-to-year seasonal road stats large samples either.
But I've read someone making Herman's point about ten times since the trade. Dudes, look this stuff up. It takes 20 seconds.