Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Minor League Dealings

Freshly signed off the minor league free agent scrap heap are Joe Mather and Brian Bass.

Mather has spent parts of 4 seasons with the Cardinals, Braves, and Cubs playing all 3 outfield positions and a little 1st and 3rd base.  He's a lifetime .219/.628 hitter in 229 games.  He bats right-handed and is 30 years old (aka- minor league filler).  On a positive note, he has clubbed 124 homeruns in 11 minor league seasons with a .260 batting average and .785 OPS.  Oh, never mind, that's pretty sad too.

Bass is a 31 year old right-handed reliever that last saw MLB time in 2010.  Over 3 seasons with the Twins, Orioles, and Pirates he appeared in 101 games posting an ugly 5.16 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.  He was with the Iron Pigs in 2011, starting 28 games with a 3.81 ERA.  Last season he was in the Astros organization and was torched at Triple-A to the tune of a 5.56 ERA and 1.79 WHIP.  I honestly have no idea why Amaro is even wasting time on this deadbeat.