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Jeff Mathis avoids arbitration - $1.7 mil for the worst player in baseball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member


    Mike Scioscia's wet dream will be around another season. He's a horrible player, offensively and defensively. Scioscia loves him.
  2. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member


    Melky is confused by your thread title.
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  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Mathis at $1.7 million for one year is worse than the Jason Werth contract.
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Approximately what does an unproven left-handed pitcher out of the bullpen get a year?
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    At least Melky hit .255 last year.
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  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Why is melky cabrera on this thread?

    Mathis' best average is .211. Twice.
  7. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Mathis' damage to the Angels was limited. He only had about 200 plate appearances.

    Cabrera OPS'd a robust .671 in 500-plus plate appearances. He also was a terrible defensive outfielder. He did more harm to the Braves than Mathis did to the Angels.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    To be fair, Mathis was out two or three months.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Mathis' career .199 average is still 30 points higher than his own teammate Brandon Wood's career average.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Mike will make sure Wood gets a raise this year.
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Jeff Mathis is a bargain for 1.7 mil. Wait until he's MVP!
  12. DC_Reeves

    DC_Reeves Member

    I covered Jeff Mathis a couple games in high school in Florida panhandle. Best player on that HS team was a pitcher named Alan Horne who threw 94-95, was a 1st rounder, turned down the money, blew arm out, bounced from Ole Miss to Chipola to UF and I think he's in the Yankees system now. Was picked in like the 18th round.

    Both those guys were can't miss prospects. Now Mathis is hitting a Taco Supreme (.199) and the other guy is still in the minors.
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